9 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Colorado Springs

5
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek), Canon City (Skyline Drive & The Abbey Events Complex) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

3
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Tunnel Drive, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Canon City tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. May in Canon City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Wineries
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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