7 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City — 2 nights

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Shelf Rd, get curious at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, and then see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers, see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cañon City. In July, daytime highs in Cañon City are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to 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.
You've added Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting North Cheyenne Canon Park and Palmer Park will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Peterson Air & Space Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and trek along Seven Bridges Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 58°F.
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