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Cañon City
— 2 nights
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights


Cañon City — 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then trek along Tunnel Drive, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Abbey Events Complex, snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at New Horizons Thrift Store.

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Minneapolis to Cañon City is an approximately 5.5-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 Cañon City. When traveling from Minneapolis in February, plan for much warmer days in Cañon City, with highs around 51°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manitou Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor), Cripple Creek (Phantom Canyon Road & Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine) and Divide (Horsethief Falls & Mueller State Park). There's still lots to do: hike along Manitou Springs Incline, boost your wellbeing at SunWater Spa, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

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You can drive from Cañon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in February, expect Manitou Springs to be little chillier, temps between 44°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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