8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou 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 off the beaten path and head to United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Museum-lovers will get to explore Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and Penrose Heritage Museum. When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City, approximately Canon City away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at ProRodeo Hall of Fame, wander the streets of Old Colorado City, admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, and brush up on your military savvy at Peterson Air & Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Colorado Springs. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Popular historic sites such as Old Homestead House Museum and Manitou Cliff Dwellings are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mueller State Park and Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum. Take a break from Manitou Springs with a short trip to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum in Victor, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, admire the sheer force of Crystal Falls, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs planning tool.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 23°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

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