9 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rocky Mountain Food Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Penrose Heritage Museum and ANA Money Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cripple Creek (Old Homestead House Museum & Cripple Creek District Museum), Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Mueller State Park) and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, and hike along Palmer Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Divide, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Miramont Castle Museum
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Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods Trading Post. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, take an in-depth tour of Manitou Springs Heritage Center, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ruxton's Trading Post, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Horsethief Falls, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Paradox Beer Company.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs travel route planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In December, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Divide, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Ruxton's Trading Post ©
Ruxton's Trading Post
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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