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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with Performance Tours Rafting.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cañon City itinerary 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. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes America the Beautiful Park, Space Foundation Discovery Center, United States Air Force Academy, and other attractions. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cañon City in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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