8 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canon City
— 1 night
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Seven Bridges Trail. Get in touch with nature at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and Palmer Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, enjoy some music at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour builder.

Seattle to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Colorado Springs is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 51°F. You'll set off for Manitou Springs on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Palmer Park ©
Hiking Trail
Palmer Park
4.7
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Seven Bridges Trail
4.7

2
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 23rd (Wed), head outdoors with Adventures Out West and then look for gifts at Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park, then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Phantom Canyon Road.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manitou Springs route maker website.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Mueller State Park ©
State Park
Mueller State Park
4.7

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Canon City online trip builder.

Drive from Manitou Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Manitou Springs in September, expect Canon City to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Trails · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Outdoor Activity
Royal Gorge Anglers
4.8
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
Winery / Vineyard
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
4.4
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Gold Mine Rock Shop
4.6

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