7 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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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.
You've added Arcade Amusements, Inc, Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Bridges Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, then hike along Seven Bridges Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs attractions planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 3 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Step out of Cañon City with an excursion to Cave of the Winds Mountain Park in Manitou Springs--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours and take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Cañon City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to home.
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