9 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Manitou Springs
— 4 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.
Ghost Town Museum has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Penrose Heritage Museum and Western Museum of Mining and Industry capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Seven Bridges Trail. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Peterson Air & Space Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, see the interesting displays at ProRodeo Hall of Fame, and take an in-depth tour of ANA Money Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fountain Creek Nature Center
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Peterson Air & Space Museum ©
Peterson Air & Space Museum
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail

Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Let the collections at Cripple Creek District Museum and Manitou Springs Heritage Center capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Commonwheel Artists Co-op or Ruxton's Trading Post. Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Horsethief Falls (in Divide), Victor (Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Vindicator Valley Trail, &more) and Old Homestead House Museum (in Cripple Creek). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Adventures Out West, stroll through Barr Trail to Pikes Peak, stroll around Red Rocks Group Campground, and see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs itinerary maker app.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Victor, Cripple Creek, Red Rocks Group Campground, Horsethief Falls
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Cripple Creek District Museum ©
Cripple Creek District Museum