9 days in Canon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Canon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Canon City
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing as well as Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canon City route builder.

Houston to Canon City is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in October, you will find days in Canon City are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are colder (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): walk around Garden of the Gods, then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Manitou Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canon City in October: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around 64°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
You've added Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, Seven Bridges Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City (about 1h 20 min away).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip website.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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