7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Canon City
— 3 nights

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods as well as Helen Hunt Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Pueblo (Wet Mountains, Steelworks Museum, &more), Westcliffe (The Historic Beckwith Ranch & Bear Basin Packtrips) and Bishop Castle (in Rye). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, trek along Upper Gold Camp Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pueblo, Westcliffe, Bishop Castle
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Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tunnel Drive, see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Museums
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive