9 days in Cañon City & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Manitou 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Red Canyon Park, and other attractions. On the 4th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then stroll through Red Canyon Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cañon City trip itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs to Cañon City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cañon City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 6 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've added Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Helen Hunt Falls and High Drive. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adventures Out West Pikes Peak Ziplines and Commonwheel Artists Co-op. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs tour planning site.

You can drive from Cañon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cañon City in September: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around 75°F and lows are around 47°F.
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