9 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Colorado Springs

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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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Bear Creek Nature Center will get you outdoors. National Museum of World War II Aviation and Old Colorado City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Fountain Creek Nature Center, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, tee off at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club, then look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and finally take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Canon City vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in March, Canon City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 34°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums
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Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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