9 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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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 WhiteWater Bar & Grill to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at WhiteWater Bar & Grill. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Skyline Drive and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cañon City online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cañon City. In August, daytime highs in Cañon City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Transportation · Parks · Nature
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Colorado Springs

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manitou Springs Incline, Battlefield Colorado and The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Colorado Springs, CO. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs planning website.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Colorado Springs is slightly colder than Cañon City - with highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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