7 days in Cañon City, Fountain & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Cañon City, Fountain & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
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Fountain
— 1 day
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and finally identify plant and animal life at Garden Park Fossil Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with Lost Paddle Rafting, tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cañon City day trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cañon City. In September, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Fountain.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Fountain

— 1 day
The City of Fountain is a Home Rule Municipality located in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Fountain Creek Nature Center and then get interesting insight from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fountain day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Fountain takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cañon City in September: highs in Fountain hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Fountain

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
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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 Balloon Rides, Helen Hunt Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Colorado Jeep Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours & Royal Gorge Helitours). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, enjoy the sand and surf at Memorial Park, and browse the exhibits of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary website.

Colorado Springs is very close to Fountain. In September, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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