10 days in El Paso County Itinerary

10 days in El Paso County Itinerary

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10 days in El Paso County Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Colorado Springs
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

9
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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.
National Museum of World War II Aviation and Glen Eyrie Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Penrose Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Fountain Creek Nature Center (in Fountain) and Serenity Springs Wildlife Center (in Calhan). Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Fountain Creek Nature Center, Serenity Springs Wildlife Center
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings