9 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route planner

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): see Colorado Jeep Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cañon City day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cañon City. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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 day by day itinerary now includes Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Rocky Mountain Ride, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and May Natural History Museum. Bring the kids along to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and ANA Money Museum. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, trek along Palmer Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Nature Center.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 30: