5 days in Colorado Springs, Cañon City & Salida Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 day
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Salida
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Colorado City, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and finally explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. On your second day here, take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 day

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll set off for Salida on the 13th (Fri).
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Salida — 2 nights

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, admire the sheer force of Agnes Vaille Waterfall, then look for gifts at St Elmo General Store Inc, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at St. Elmo. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wood's High Mountain Distillery and then walk around Buena Vista River Park.

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You can drive from Cañon City to Salida in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cañon City in September, things will get little chillier in Salida: highs are around 76°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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