6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Colorado Springs

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Visiting Seven Bridges Trail and Tunnel Drive will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see Red Canyon Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

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

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In November in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon City, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Fountain Creek Nature Center
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Bear Creek Nature Center ©
Bear Creek Nature Center
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail
Fountain Creek Nature Center ©
Fountain Creek Nature Center

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then take in the awesome beauty at Horsethief Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak, browse for treasures at Ruxton's Trading Post, and then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs day trip planning app .

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 23°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Divide, Old Homestead House Museum
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum

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