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

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

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

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Colorado Springs

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine in Cripple Creek (about 1h 05 min away). Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, step into the grandiose world of Miramont Castle Museum, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

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In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
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 Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak, then get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip planner .

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In October, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Canon City (Skyline Drive & Museum of Colorado Prisons) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). The adventure continues: go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, look for gifts at Cripple Creek, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek takes an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manitou Springs in October: high temperatures in Cripple Creek hover around 71°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 10th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon City, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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