14 days in Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

14 days in Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
2
Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
When in Manitou Springs, make a side trip to see Manitou Park Lake in Woodland Park, approximately Woodland Park away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get outside with Adventures Out West, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Manitou Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Manitou Springs. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Manitou Springs to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Park Lake, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cripple Creek: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Canon City (Museum of Colorado Prisons & Skyline Drive). The adventure continues: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, admire all the interesting features of Shelf Rd, and cruise along Phantom Canyon Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about an hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manitou Springs in October: high temperatures in Cripple Creek hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Outdoors Scenic Drive Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

7
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cripple Creek in October since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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

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