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

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey as well as Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad and then explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cañon City holiday builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cañon City. In September, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Transportation
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Miramont Castle Museum, The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado Wolf Adventures, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Cañon City). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and visit Old Colorado City.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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