7 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City — 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Abbey Events Complex, examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, then hike along Tunnel Drive, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and finally tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cañon City trip planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cañon City. In October in Cañon City, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & Skyline Drive) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online road trip planner.

Getting from Cañon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F.
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