8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Canon City
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Homestead House Museum and Miramont Castle Museum. Appreciate the collections at Penrose Heritage Museum and ANA Money Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide), Cripple Creek District Museum (in Cripple Creek) and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, stop by Focus on the Family Bookstore, and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online itinerary planner .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be much colder, around 18°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Miramont Castle Museum, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Canyon Park, then identify plant and animal life at Garden Park Fossil Area, and then look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Canon City trip planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Canon City can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. 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 Trails Outdoors
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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