4 days in El Paso County & Dallas Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs. When traveling from Dallas in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Dallas — 2 nights

Big D

Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dallas road trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Dallas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colorado Springs in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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El Paso County travel guide

Parks · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks.