8 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Peterson Air & Space Museum, walk around Garden of the Gods, enjoy the sand and surf at Memorial Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Springfield to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Springfield in August since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 20th (Fri), play a few rounds at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club, admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect nights in Cañon City to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Golf · Scenic Drive · Trails
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