7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
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 The Broadmoor Seven Falls as well as Battlefield Colorado. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs Incline make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to Skyline Drive in Canon City--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Skyline Drive
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, thentake a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience ©
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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