8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Start: Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Colorado Springs

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.
Visiting Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and North Cheyenne Canon Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and Focus on the Family Bookstore. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Old Homestead House Museum (in Cripple Creek), The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City) and Mueller State Park (in Divide). The adventure continues: hike along Seven Bridges Trail, admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs driving holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Colorado Springs. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, Old Homestead House Museum, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Miramont Castle Museum, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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Focus on the Family Bookstore ©
Focus on the Family Bookstore
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colorado Jeep Tours. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get interesting insight from Colorado Jeep Tours, see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop. On your second day here, get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then explore the striking landscape at Red Canyon Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Canon City tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Canon City dip to 45°F. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours
Red Canyon Park ©
Red Canyon Park
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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