7 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manitou Springs: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide), Cripple Creek (Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, &more) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Manitou Springs. August in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive. On your second day here, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online attractions planner.

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip