10 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

10 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nathrop
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tunnel Drive, admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, and then go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek itinerary builder site .

Charlotte to Cripple Creek is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Cripple Creek. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nathrop.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Divide, Canon City, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

2
nights
Nathrop

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): walk around Buena Vista River Park, see Off-Road Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Riverside Park and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nathrop trip planning site .

Getting from Cripple Creek to Nathrop by car takes about 2 hours. In June, Nathrop is slightly colder than Cripple Creek - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Nathrop

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Buena Vista, Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

5
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nathrop to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nathrop in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy