9 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

9 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region visit planner

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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Bear Creek Nature Center. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Penrose Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center & Skyline Drive). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning website.

Louisville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Louisville in May; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf Adventures and then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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