9 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (The Abbey Events Complex, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs visit planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Cripple Creek

— 3 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, take an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, admire all the interesting features of Phantom Canyon Road, and immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek route planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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