6 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Woodland Park
— 1 night
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Divide
— 1 night
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs — 2 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.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Climbing Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Minneapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Woodland Park.
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Woodland Park — 1 night

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 26th (Tue), explore the activities along Manitou Park Lake, identify plant and animal life at Red Rocks Group Campground, and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Woodland Park trip itinerary builder website.

Woodland Park is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Divide.
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Divide — 1 night

Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Florissant Fossil Quarry.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Divide tour planner.

Divide is just a short distance from Woodland Park. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cañon City day trip website.

Traveling by car from Divide to Cañon City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Divide in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cañon City: highs are around 90°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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