7 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

7 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Cripple Creek
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— 5 nights
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Cripple Creek

— 1 night
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, cruise along Phantom Canyon Road, and then admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Cripple Creek District Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek trip planner.

Indianapolis to Cripple Creek is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cripple Creek, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Nature

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Colorado Springs

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Adventures Out West. Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The adventure continues: trek along Palmer Park, get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route builder website.

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cripple Creek in July, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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