8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
2
Canon City
— 3 nights

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and ANA Money Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Cripple Creek (Cripple Creek District Museum & Old Homestead House Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, stop by Focus on the Family Bookstore, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs visit planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Miramont Castle Museum
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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

3
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): trek along Red Canyon Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Garden Park Fossil Area, and then look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop.

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

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. December in Canon City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Garden Park Fossil Area ©
Garden Park Fossil Area
Red Canyon Park ©
Red Canyon Park

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