6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and United States Air Force Academy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, visit Old Colorado City, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 13th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

Plan a Manitou Springs trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. August in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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