8 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Cañon City
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures, River Rafting & Tubing and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Cripple Creek and see Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel route builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 3 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at South Park City Museum and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

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Drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cañon City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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