8 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Florissant Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Florissant Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Canon City
— 2 nights
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Florissant
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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.
Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, take an in-depth tour of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and finally trek along Tunnel Drive.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Canon City trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Canon City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florissant.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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Florissant

Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Florissant Fossil Quarry. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florissant trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Canon City to Florissant by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Canon City in July: highs in Florissant hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 46°F.

Things to do in Florissant

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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