9 days in Woodland Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Woodland Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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9 days in Woodland Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Woodland Park
Woodland Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Woodland Park

Woodland Park

Woodland Park ©
The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Woodland Park: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant), Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Cripple Creek (Shelf Rd, Phantom Canyon Road, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, walk around Red Rocks Group Campground, and admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Woodland Park trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Woodland Park. December in Woodland Park sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Woodland Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Divide, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum

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've now added Pike's Peak - America's Mountain to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Garden of the Gods, then wander the streets of Old Colorado City, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs travel planning website .

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Woodland Park. In December in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo