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
2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Popular historic sites such as Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Miramont Castle Museum are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Old Homestead House Museum (in Cripple Creek), Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant) and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City). There's still lots to do: stop by Focus on the Family Bookstore, immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, hike along Seven Bridges Trail, and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel route planner .

October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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 ©

3
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Colorado Jeep Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see Colorado Jeep Tours, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Canyon Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canon City online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Canon City, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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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