6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Start: Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Colorado Springs

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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.
Cosmo's Magic Theater has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in a show at Cosmo's Magic Theater.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nightlife
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Cosmo's Magic Theater ©
Cosmo's Magic Theater

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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.
Manitou Springs Incline has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs tour planner.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. May in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Trails Parks

Side Trips

Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours, River Rafting & Tubing and Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and float downstream with Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours, make a trip to The Abbey Events Complex, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take a memorable tour with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, and finally look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop. On your second day here, hike along Tunnel Drive, then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

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Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Manitou Springs in May, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 46°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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