7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Denver

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghost Town Museum, Miramont Castle Museum, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs holiday builder tool .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Miramont Castle Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, admire the sheer force of Crystal Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Miramont Castle Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In December, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, Crystal Falls
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

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