5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mueller State Park and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Wolf Adventures and The Broadmoor Golf Courses. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cripple Creek (Phantom Canyon Road & Old Homestead House Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and learn about all things military at Peterson Air & Space Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online road trip planner.

Joplin to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Joplin in October, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): hike along Tunnel Drive, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cañon City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, Cañon City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

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