8 days in El Paso County Itinerary

8 days in El Paso County Itinerary

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Colorado Springs — 7 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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Hartford to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Hartford in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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El Paso County travel guide

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Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks.