7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Fountain
— 1 night
Drive
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Cañon City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 1 day
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Battlefield Colorado, Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pedal to the sights with Pikes Peak Bike Tours, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, then see Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Fountain.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fountain

— 1 night
The City of Fountain is a Home Rule Municipality located in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Fountain Creek Nature Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): trek along Fountain Creek Nature Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fountain route site.

Fountain is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. July in Fountain sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Fountain

Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and finally trek along Tunnel Drive.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cañon City journey builder tool.

You can drive from Fountain to Cañon City in an hour. July in Cañon City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Transportation
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Cripple Creek

— 3 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Bronco Billy's Casino to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Mt Pisgah Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum, then look for gifts at Cripple Creek, and finally try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then try to win big at Wildwood Casino.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek attractions planning app.

Drive from Cañon City to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.