12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Woodland Park
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights


Cañon City — 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): play a few rounds at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club, examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, and then go on a hair-raising tour with Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cañon City trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cañon City. August in Cañon City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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Manitou Springs — 2 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 7th (Sun), find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs route maker website.

You can drive from Cañon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cañon City in August, with highs in Manitou Springs at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Woodland Park.
Outdoors · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Fun & Games
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Woodland Park — 2 nights

The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Park Lake, and then tee off at Shining Mountain Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino, and then try your luck at Wildwood Casino.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Woodland Park vacation builder website.

Woodland Park is very close to Manitou Springs. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Colorado Springs — 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Manitou Cliff Dwellings and World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Colorado City Historic District and Penrose Heritage Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide), Red Rocks Group Campground (in Woodland Park) and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (in Cañon City). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, see a show at Cosmo's Magic Theater, and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planner.

Colorado Springs is very close to Woodland Park. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Colorado travel guide

The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.