8 days in Cañon City, Divide & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Divide
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City — 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 12th (Tue), hike along Tunnel Drive, get thoroughly spooked out with Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden Park Fossil Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then cast your line with Royal Gorge Anglers.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Cañon City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cañon City. In July in Cañon City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Divide.
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Divide — 2 nights

Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Florissant Fossil Quarry, and then examine the collection at Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park, then trek along Horsethief Falls, and then hike along Vindicator Valley Trail.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Divide trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cañon City to Divide in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cañon City in July: high temperatures in Divide hover around 82°F and lows are around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Glen Eyrie Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and Seven Bridges Trail. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of ANA Money Museum, walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and examine the collection at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Divide to Colorado Springs takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F.
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