9 days in Cripple Creek, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Cripple Creek, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cripple Creek
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights

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Cripple Creek

— 2 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, take an in-depth tour of Cripple Creek District Museum, and then get interesting insight from Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Keep things going the next day: stop by Cripple Creek, then admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park, and then cruise along Phantom Canyon Road.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cripple Creek. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Manitou Springs Incline, admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manitou Springs online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cripple Creek to Manitou Springs by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Cripple Creek in October, expect Manitou Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and United States Air Force Academy. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take a stroll through Old Colorado City, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs vacation planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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