6 days in Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek & Manitou Springs Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
2
Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
3
Manitou Springs
— 1 night

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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.
ANA Money Museum and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Seven Bridges Trail and Palmer Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, and examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Outdoors Trails
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ANA Money Museum ©
ANA Money Museum
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): cruise along Shelf Rd, get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, thencruise along Phantom Canyon Road, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Cripple Creek District Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cripple Creek trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cripple Creek: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mueller State Park, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 4th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Colorado Wolf Adventures, head outdoors with Adventures Out West, thensee the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manitou Springs holiday builder tool.

Drive from Cripple Creek to Manitou Springs in an hour. Traveling from Cripple Creek in August, expect Manitou Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Woodland Park
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Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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