Things to Do


Cañon City is widely known for The Royal Gorge Bridge Park & Ride. Many people call Royal Gorge the Grand Canyon of Colorado!! While you are visiting our beautiful little town put aside plenty of time for all the attractions. Take a ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Visit the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and enjoy some wine tasting. If you are a history buff visit Museum of Colorado Prisons and The Dinosaur Depot Museum. You can enjoy Jeep Tours, ATV Tours, Zip Lining, Tubing, Kayaking and World Class Whitewater Rafting with a variety of raft companies to choose from. If you are really looking to let lose check out our local Sky Diving Adventure at Fremont Airport.

We are surrounded by National Forests so you will find unlimited free outdoor activities. From fishing, hiking & backpacking, mountain biking, camping, sightseeing and take a drive on Skyline Drive to overlook the town and see naturally made fossils along the rock formations. Stroll along the river walk that that gives the best views of Arkansas River or for a more quiet walk head west towards Tunnel Drive. Take a short trip to “The Dream Stream” along the South Platte River (you always get a catch-of-the-day). Ride Horse back as the sun goes down! After a long day of fun enjoy our local Desert Reef Hot Springs!!

No worries if you are planning your visit during the winter months because there are always activities year round! Local sledding, ice fishing, ice skating and snowshoeing. A short drive to local’s favorite Monarch Mountain. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and CAT Tours. Royal Gorge Route Railroad offers train rides with Santa in November and December!! So much to do here in our town that you’ll need a vacation from your vacation!!


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