5 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights


Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along Red Canyon Park, look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cañon City day trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cañon City. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Old Colorado City and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Let the collections at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and get to know the fascinating history of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 28°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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