7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Denver

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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 Ghost Town Museum, Miramont Castle Museum, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip website.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miramont Castle Museum. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Falls, thensee the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs trip planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. December in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 15°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, Crystal Falls
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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