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Rapid City to Canon City drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Rapid City to Canon City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Rapid City to Canon City. If you're planning a road trip to Canon City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Rapid City
drive for about 55 minutes

10:55 am  Jewel Cave National Monument
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:14 pm  Fort Laramie National Historical Site
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:51 pm  Cheyenne
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:51 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

6:38 pm  Fort Collins
eat at Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fort Collins
drive for about 1 hour

11:09 am  Denver
eat at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:19 pm  Colorado Springs
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:19 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:25 pm  arrive in Canon City

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Jewel Cave National Monument  (5 mentions)

Fort Laramie National Historical Site

Cheyenne  (20 answers)
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

Fort Collins  (26 answers)
    New Belgium Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Killer Rabbit  (2 mentions)
    White Balcony  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Fort Collins:
        Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
        Charco Broiler
    questions about Fort Collins:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Fort Collins?
        Gift certificate idea for a Fort Collins resident?
        Best steak houses in Fort Collins?

Denver  (227 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Things to do and see in or around Denver Colorado
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?

Colorado Springs  (81 answers)
    Garden of the Gods  (16 mentions)
    United States Air Force Academy  (4 mentions)
    U.S. Olympic Training Center  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Colorado Springs:
        The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
    questions about Colorado Springs:
        Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls
        1 day white water rafting trips

What are some things to do in Canon City?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Canon City to Rapid City drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Rapid City to Canon City. Or get a full Rapid City to Canon City flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Rapid City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Rapid City!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 526 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 33 minutes
Canon City is the same time as Rapid City
32 Rapid City travel answers
20 Cheyenne travel answers
26 Fort Collins travel answers
227 Denver travel answers
81 Colorado Springs travel answers
1 Canon City travel answer


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