8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Colorado Springs

4
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Garden of the Gods, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, go for a walk through Pikes Peak, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Rafting. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): relax and float downstream with Royal Gorge Rafting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canon City driving holiday planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Royal Gorge Rafting ©
Royal Gorge Rafting
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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