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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Cañon City
— 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.
Visit Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Peterson Air & Space Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rocky Mountain Food Tours and Old Homestead House Museum. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Divide (Mueller State Park & Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center), Phantom Canyon Road (in Cripple Creek) and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Focus on the Family Bookstore, stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, and get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner.

Newark to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then trek along Tunnel Drive, and finally snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cañon City journey planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cañon City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Cañon City dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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