6 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

6 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Cañon City
— 1 night
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to San Angelo


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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, don't miss a visit to Glen Eyrie Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip app.

San Angelo to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Angelo in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cañon City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cañon City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Cripple Creek

— 1 night
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 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Cripple Creek and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cripple Creek trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cañon City to Cripple Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

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