3 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Cripple Creek
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Colorado Springs

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

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

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then take an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, then cruise along Phantom Canyon Road, and finally identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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