6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Green Mountain Falls Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Green Mountain Falls Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Green Mountain Falls
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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 15th (Fri), admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 3 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 17th (Sun), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs road trip planner.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Green Mountain Falls.
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Green Mountain Falls — 1 day

Green Mountain Falls is a statutory town in El Paso and Teller counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. On the 19th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Falls and then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Green Mountain Falls itinerary planning app.

Green Mountain Falls is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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