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

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

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

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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, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

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 75°F and 47°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 · Trails

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

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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: Canon City (Museum of Colorado Prisons & Skyline Drive) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). 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 71°F and lows are around 45°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

Fun & Games · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon City, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Bronco Billy's Casino ©
Bronco Billy's Casino
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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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, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cripple Creek in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 39°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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