7 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
3
Canon City
— 2 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods. On the 3rd (Mon), walk around Garden of the Gods, whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colorado Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Saint Charles to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Charles to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Charles in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Colorado Springs. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

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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.
Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, hike along Manitou Springs Incline, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip builder app.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 7th (Fri), see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours, thenkick your exploration up a notch at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

Before you visit Canon City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. In August, Canon City is somewhat warmer than Manitou Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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