9 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 4 nights
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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Springfield to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Colorado Springs. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Springfield in November since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Cripple Creek

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Cripple Creek: Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Horsethief Falls). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Pisgah Cemetery, try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino, immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, and see the interesting displays at Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek trip website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cripple Creek, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips