5 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Salida Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Salida Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Salida Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Colorado Springs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and finally explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

1
day
Canon City

Canon City
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. September in Canon City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will leave for Salida on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Salida

Salida ©
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, admire the sheer force of Agnes Vaille Waterfall, then stop by St Elmo General Store Inc, and finally see a world frozen in time at St. Elmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wood's High Mountain Distillery and then walk around Buena Vista River Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salida itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Salida takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Canon City in September: high temperatures in Salida hover around 76°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Salida

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nathrop, Buena Vista
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Agnes Vaille Waterfall ©
Agnes Vaille Waterfall
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
St. Elmo ©
St. Elmo

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