4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Palmer Park, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and finally stroll through Seven Bridges Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and then get interesting insight from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs travel route site.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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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 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Phantom Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then get outside with Adventures Out West, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary website.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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