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

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

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Canon City
— 1 day
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

1
day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing as well as Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canon City route builder.

Houston to Canon City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In August, Canon City is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Route Railroad ©
Royal Gorge Route Railroad

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): walk around Garden of the Gods, thenfind something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Manitou Springs takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canon City in August: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Garden of the Gods
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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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.
You've added Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, Seven Bridges Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park, thenstroll through Seven Bridges Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and finally meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Keep things going the next day: catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Highlights from your plan
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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