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 15 min
2
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Colorado Springs

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Colorado City and Glen Eyrie Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cherry Creek State Park (in Aurora) and Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail (in Castle Rock). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, stop by Manitou Cliff Dwellings, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cottonwood Creek Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

3
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): cruise along Skyline Drive and then take a tour by water with Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Bishop Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canon City trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Bishop Castle
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Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

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