7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights

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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 now added Overdrive Raceway to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Tunnel Drive and Palmer Park. Take a break from the city and head to Seven Bridges Trail and Memorial Park. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Mueller State Park (in Divide) and Cripple Creek (Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum & Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Mueller State Park, Tunnel Drive, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park

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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 Arcade Amusements, Inc. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak, browse for treasures at Ruxton's Trading Post, and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Horsethief Falls.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manitou Springs online holiday planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In August, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Horsethief Falls, Old Homestead House Museum
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Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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