7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planning tool .

In December, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skyline Drive. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, then cruise along Skyline Drive, then admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, and finally learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Tunnel Drive, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City online travel planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 23°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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