8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum and ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Museum-lovers will get to explore Western Museum of Mining and Industry and Museum of Colorado Prisons. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, stop by Old Colorado City, trek along Fountain Creek Nature Center, and see the interesting displays at Simpich Showcase.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip planning website.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Colorado Springs. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Popular historic sites such as Old Homestead House Museum and Manitou Cliff Dwellings are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mueller State Park and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manitou Springs: Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum (in Cripple Creek) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and admire the sheer force of Crystal Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In November, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips