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 Seven Bridges Trail will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as North Cheyenne Canon Park and Palmer Park. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Cañon City to see Tunnel Drive about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Colorado Wolf Adventures, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in August, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are cooler (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 · Tours

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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 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Homestead House Museum and Phantom Canyon Road. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, and try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino.

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 · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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