7 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Rocky Mountain Food Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Omaha to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in August, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 3 nights

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Royal Gorge Anglers. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, cruise along Skyline Drive, stroll through Garden Park Fossil Area, and trek along Tunnel Drive.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City online route maker.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cañon City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).
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