8 days in Manitou Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

8 days in Manitou Springs & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Broadmoor Seven Falls, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Barr Trail to Pikes Peak, and other attractions. Step out of Manitou Springs with an excursion to Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Canon City--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Downtown Manitou Springs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs day trip website.

Buffalo to Manitou Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to Manitou Springs. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buffalo in September since evenings lows in Manitou Springs dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Canon City, The Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Academy Riding Stables ©
Academy Riding Stables
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

4
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Fall River Road, Trail Ridge Road, Green Jeep Tours, and other attractions. Get outdoors at Emerald Lake Trail and Dream Lake.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park holiday builder.

Drive from Manitou Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Manitou Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Green Jeep Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

Similar Plans

9 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in Jeffersonville & Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 6 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans