8 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

8 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Western Museum of Mining and Industry and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and Tunnel Drive. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Cañon City to see The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, hike along Palmer Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Bridges Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Wichita to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Wichita in August, things will get slightly colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cripple Creek

— 1 night
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cripple Creek: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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