7 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Cripple Creek Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Springs, Canon City & Cripple Creek Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Atlanta

2
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online route planner .

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in September, with highs in Colorado Springs at 79°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, then admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, and then tee off at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Canon City trip builder .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Golf Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then cruise along Phantom Canyon Road, and then go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Shelf Rd and then examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cripple Creek trip maker app .

Drive from Canon City to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cripple Creek can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

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