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.
Change things up with a short trip to Skyline Drive in Canon City (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Colorado Springs. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Skyline Drive
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

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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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Abbey Events Complex, stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Tunnel Drive, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Canon City itinerary website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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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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