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
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Skyline Drive has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Canyon Park, admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Tunnel Drive, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Canon City travel planning website .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Red Canyon Park ©
Red Canyon Park
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience ©
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

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