9 days in Cañon City & Manitou Springs Itinerary

9 days in Cañon City & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
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Manitou 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Red Canyon Park, and other attractions. On the 4th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, then stroll through Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Canyon Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cañon City trip itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs to Cañon City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Cañon City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Manitou Springs

— 6 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've added Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adventures Out West and Helen Hunt Falls. Go for a jaunt from Manitou Springs to Colorado Springs to see High Drive about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op and walk around Garden of the Gods.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manitou Springs day trip app.

Getting from Cañon City to Manitou Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Manitou Springs: highs are around 75°F and lows about 47°F.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Spas

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