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Colorado Springs Itineraries

Planning a trip to Colorado Springs? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Head south to Canon City and the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.
  • 2 Arrange to take a river raft ride in the morning, or just explore the park’s many attractions, including the Skycoaster and mule rides.
  • 3 Have lunch in the saloon at nearby Buckskin Joe’s old Western town.
  • 4 If you didn’t raft or explore the park in the morning, do that in the afternoon.
  • 5 Back in Colorado Springs, have dinner at the Edelweiss Restaurant.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Head up to Cripple Creek in the morning.
  • 2 Stop at the Cripple Creek Visitors Center to get oriented.
  • 3 Visit the Mollie Kathleen Mine and take a gold mine tour.
  • 4 Ride the Cripple Creek & Victor Railroad.
  • 5 Have lunch at Maggie’s.
  • 6 Visit the Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum and the Cripple Creek District Museum.
  • 7 Catch a melodrama matinee at the Butte Opera House.
  • 8 Do a little gambling, if you feel so inclined—or lucky.
  • 9 Return to Colorado Springs and have dinner at the Golden Bee at the Broadmoor, or at one of the hotel’s more upscale restaurants.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Spend the morning at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and take a tour.
  • 2 Have lunch at Panino’s downtown.
  • 3 Go to the U.S. Air Force Academy in the afternoon and stop at the visitors center. Hike the short nature trail there.
  • 4 Have dinner on the patio at the Margarita at Pine Creek.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Visit the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy.
  • 2 Have lunch at nearby Oliver’s Deli.
  • 3 Book a horseback ride in Garden of the Gods with Academy Riding Stables.
  • 4 Have dinner and hear cowboy music at the Flying W Ranch.
  • 5 Check out Cowboys night club for some line dancing before you head home.

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