9 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Florissant Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Florissant Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
3
Florissant
— 2 nights

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manitou Springs Incline and Penrose Heritage Museum. Get some historical perspective at Peterson Air & Space Museum and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Cripple Creek District Museum (in Cripple Creek) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, stroll around Garden of the Gods, hike along Seven Bridges Trail, and see Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Cripple Creek District Museum, Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, get outside with Adventures Out West, thenexamine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rocks Group Campground. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thendelve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, thentake an in-depth tour of Manitou Springs Heritage Center, and finally stroll through Barr Trail to Pikes Peak.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs road trip planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florissant.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodland Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West

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Florissant

Florissant ©
Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florissant trip planner.

Drive from Manitou Springs to Florissant in an hour. Traveling from Manitou Springs in October, you will find days in Florissant are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Florissant

Nature Parks Museums
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum ©
Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum

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