8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
2
Canon City
— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mueller State Park in Divide (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Mueller State Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 14th (Wed), hike along Tunnel Drive, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Canon City dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wineries

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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