8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and stop by Old Colorado City.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs road trip app.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, head outdoors with Adventures Out West, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip site.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. July in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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