7 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs online road trip planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 56°F. You'll set off for Cripple Creek on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Cripple Creek

— 2 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Go for a jaunt from Cripple Creek to Divide to see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, stroll through Vindicator Valley Trail, try to win big at The Brass Ass Casino, and steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cripple Creek trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in Cripple Creek are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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