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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Canon City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Garden of the Gods and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs road trip site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

5
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Visiting Skyline Drive and Tunnel Drive will get you outdoors. Step out of Canon City with an excursion to Shelf Rd in Cripple Creek--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, and play a few rounds at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canon City trip planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Canon City can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Four Mile Ranch Golf Club ©
Four Mile Ranch Golf Club

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