9 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

9 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region trip planner

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (The Abbey Events Complex & Skyline Drive). And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online travel planner.

Nashville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
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 Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and take an in-depth tour of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs journey maker website.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. September in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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