7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 27th (Mon), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, don't miss a visit to The Abbey Events Complex, then hike along Tunnel Drive, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons. On the next day, stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then get curious at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canon City tour planning website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. July in Canon City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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