9 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Route Railroad as well as Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, then trek along Tunnel Drive, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and finally whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cañon City travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cañon City. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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Colorado Springs

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Get a sense of the local culture at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and ANA Money Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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