7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Colorado Springs

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience as well as North Pole - Santa's Workshop. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Paradox Beer Company in Divide, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ruxton's Trading Post, and explore the historical opulence of Miramont Castle Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, Paradox Beer Company
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

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 Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then step into the grandiose world of Miramont Castle Museum, and finally try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then stop by Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary site .

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. December in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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