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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Tunnel Drive will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as North Cheyenne Canon Park and Seven Bridges Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Palmer Park, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get outside with Adventures Out West, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planning site.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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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. Get outdoors at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Phantom Canyon Road. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and Bronco Billy's Casino. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum, examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek day trip tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cripple Creek, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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