9 days in Canon City & Manitou Springs Itinerary

9 days in Canon City & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Canon City
— 2 nights
2
Manitou Springs
— 6 nights

2
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Red Canyon Park, and other attractions. On the 4th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, then look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Canyon Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canon City trip itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs to Canon City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. September in Canon City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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Red Canyon Park ©
Red Canyon Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

6
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've added Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adventures Out West and High Drive. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Commonwheel Artists Co-op, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Canon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. In September, Manitou Springs is slightly colder than Canon City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 47°F.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado Springs
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Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
SunWater Spa ©
SunWater Spa

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