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
— 1 night
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
3
Canon City
— 3 nights

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cheyenne Mountain State Park as well as Garden of the Gods. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll around Garden of the Gods, stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, get outside with Adventures Out West, thenexamine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, thenhike along Palmer Park, thentake an in-depth tour of ANA Money Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Horsethief Falls, thenhike along Vindicator Valley Trail, and finally examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs day trip planning tool.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In August in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trips

Victor, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Horsethief Falls
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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum ©
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Tunnel Drive. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Colorado Prisons and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Red Canyon Park, stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Canon City trip planning website.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Manitou Springs in August, expect Canon City to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Canon City

Parks Outdoors Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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