7 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights

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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 22nd (Thu): let the river carry you with Echo Canyon River Expeditions - Day Trips and then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Tunnel Drive, then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden Park Fossil Area, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Canyon Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cañon City trip maker website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cañon City. In April, daytime highs in Cañon City are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure
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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.
Get outdoors at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Popular historic sites such as Old Colorado City and Glen Eyrie Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Mueller State Park) and Skyline Drive (in Cañon City). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning site.

Getting from Cañon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cañon City in April, with highs in Colorado Springs at 60°F and lows at 33°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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