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: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

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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 Red Rock Canyon. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Miramont Castle Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cherry Creek State Park (in Aurora), Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City). There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District, and explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Canon City, Cherry Creek State Park, Miramont Castle Museum, Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©

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nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours as well as Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours and then cruise along Skyline Drive. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canon City day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Canon City are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park