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Family Adventure in Cañon City

The Royal Gorge Region — named after south-central Colorado’s magnificent canyon — is rife with activities for every member of the family.

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Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1

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Echo Canyon River Expeditions

Family  and group Colorado rafting. Half days, full days, Raft-N-Rail packages and more. Bar and grill, cabin rentals, glamping tent rentals.

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8 Mile Bar and Grill

Gorgeous mountain views, Colorado crafted beers, patio seating and great food add a fantastic finish to your rafting adventure.

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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open daily. Marvel at awe-inspiring panoramic views from one of the world's highest suspension bridges and enjoy more…

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Bridge View BBQ

Bridge View BBQ, where a whole smorgasbord of southern cooking is at your fingertips. Stop in for a cut of their brisket, delicious sammies, cheesy…

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Hike the Royal Gorge Trails

The Royal Gorge Region has no shortage of epic hikes for all abilities and desires. From mellow, easy trails to steep, difficult ascents, this outdoor…

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East Ridge Campground

From this little-known campsite area in the Royal Gorge Park, you'll be treated to views of Cañon City and the surrounding parks area. New, updated…

Day 2

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The Bean Pedaler

Craft coffee, manual brews, espresso bar, signature drinks, real fruit and green tea smoothies, Italian Sodas, house made pastries, bicycles, good music,…

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The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

Experience the ultimate dinosaur adventure and home of the world-famous 'Bone Wars'! Come learn why our area is famous for dinos in a fun, guided museum…

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Whitewater Bar & Grill

The Whitewater Bar & Grill, Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline tours make the perfect combination to any Colorado vacation! The Whitewater Bar &…

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Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive is a must-see for anyone visiting Cañon City. Touted as one of America's most scenic drives, its steep, cliff-side climb makes you feel…

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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Step aboard the to embark upon a breathtaking journey that began 140 years ago. Like a bar-room brawl on wheels, two companies vied for the route and…

Insider's Tip

Have Dinner on the Train

Enjoy an elegant, three-course dinner aboard in a beautiful Vista Dome car, which offers the most expansive views of Colorado’s most dramatic canyon.

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Royal Gorge KOA Kampground

The Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views of spectacular scenery.Located close to horseback…

Day 3

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The Bean Pedaler

Craft coffee, manual brews, espresso bar, signature drinks, real fruit and green tea smoothies, Italian Sodas, house made pastries, bicycles, good music,…

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Mountain Bike South Cañon Trails

With about 10 miles of singletrack that also connect to the Section 13 trails, South Cañon Trails offers something for everyone.

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Bunk House Burgers

Bunk House Burgers is a locally owned, family partnership that is proud of its ranching history.

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Colorado Jeep Tours

At Colorado Jeep Tours we pride ourselves on providing high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours. Our tours offer a variety of information, including history of…

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Pizza Madness

One of the best pizza places and restaurants in Canon City! Come enjoy award winning, handcrafted pizza, fresh salads, made to order calzones and fresh…

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Royal Gorge Mountain Bike Tours

Enjoy an all-downhill bike tour with Royal Gorge Mountain Bike Tours, the areas first and only mountain bike tour provider! Offering guided mountain…

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Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline Tours

Royal Gorge Epic Adventures is your Colorado Vacation Adventure Hub. Here, you'll find whitewater rafting, ziplining, luxury cabin rentals, glamping,…

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