9 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights

5
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Colorado City and Glen Eyrie Castle. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Skyline Drive will get you outdoors. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, get interesting insight from Tours, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Canon City
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River Rafting & Tubing
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barr Trail to Pikes Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum, and then try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs day trip site.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. August in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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