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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, Garden of the Gods and Helen Hunt Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Pueblo (Wet Mountains, Steelworks Museum, & more), Bishop Castle (in Rye) and Westcliffe (The Historic Beckwith Ranch & Bear Basin Packtrips). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, trek along Upper Gold Camp Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pueblo, Westcliffe, Bishop Castle
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Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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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. On the 25th (Thu), catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): hike along Tunnel Drive, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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

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