7 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Cripple Creek
— 2 nights


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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Ghost Town Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and hike along Seven Bridges Trail.

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New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Cripple Creek District Museum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, cruise along Phantom Canyon Road, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek travel planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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