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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Cañon City — 1 night

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 Bridge and Park. On the 9th (Sat), take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with Performance Tours Rafting.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cañon City online holiday planner.

Alliance to Cañon City is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cañon City when traveling from Alliance in July, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.
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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.
You've added United States Air Force Academy, Old Colorado City, Arcade Amusements, Inc, and other attractions to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Cañon City in July, with lows around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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