6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Canon City
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then catch a live performance at The Butte Theater, then get all the information you need at Cripple Creek Heritage and Information Center, and finally stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Omaha to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in October, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 39°F. You'll set off for Manitou Springs on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Tours

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 35°F. You'll set off for Canon City on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop and then take a memorable tour with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City travel planner.

Drive from Manitou Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manitou Springs in October, with highs in Canon City at 71°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

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