9 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Canon City
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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.
Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and Battlefield Colorado. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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.
Arcade Amusements, Inc has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

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Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Canon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Route Railroad to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Skyline Drive and Tunnel Drive. Change things up with a short trip to South Park City Museum in Fairplay (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons and engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Canon City vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, Canon City is a bit warmer than Manitou Springs - with highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Royal Gorge Route Railroad ©
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

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