8 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, visit Old Colorado City, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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Galena to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Galena to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes WhiteWater Bar & Grill as well as Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and then join in the after-dark buzz at WhiteWater Bar & Grill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad and then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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