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Mountain-Bike Adventures in Cañon City

Mountain-Bike Adventures in Cañon City
3 days
Experience epic downhill thrills with some of south-central Colorado's most spectacular scenery as a backdrop on Cañon City’s stellar mountain-biking trails.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

Donate to Fremont Adventure Recreation and Look for the "1% for Trails" sign in store windows around town, which will donate a portion of sales to local trail systems.

Day 1
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Ride South Canyon Trails

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The South Canon Trails is a network of singletrack, some brand-new and purpose built, others old social trails, that connect from the edge of Cañon City all the way up to the Section 13 trails.
Lunch

Bunk House Burgers

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Bunk House Burgers is a locally owned, family partnership that is proud of its ranching history. Read More
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Ride Royal Gorge Park Trails

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Discover miles of new trails for hiking, biking and strolling. Numerous trail systems, including the region’s newest — the Royal Gorge Park Trails — will keep you busy as you find inspiring overlooks, soaring vistas and scenic climbs.
Dinner

Pizza Madness

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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 baked sandwiches in our incredibly mad,... Read More

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Canon City Brews and Bikes

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Canon City Brews & Bikes is a tap house and restaurant with a mountain bike rental shop. We have 16 Colorado Craft Beers on tap along with a full line of beer, wine and liquor. Come in and enjoy... Read More

Insider's Tip

Groovy Entertainment:

Stay for live music on Friday evenings at Cañon City Brews & Bikes.

Lodging

Royal Gorge KOA Kampground

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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 riding, rafting, zip lines, segways,... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

The Bean Pedaler

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Craft coffee, manual brews, espresso bar, signature drinks, real fruit and green tea smoothies, Italian Sodas, house made pastries, bicycles, good music, great service, and more! Read More
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Ride at Oil Well Flats

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Twelve miles of single-track trails invite trail users to Oil Well Flats with its spectacular views of the valley below and the Sangre De Cristo Mountain range in the distance. Some routes are shared with motorized travelers but most visitors come for mountain biking, dispersed camping, hiking, horseback riding and dog walking.
Lunch

Bridge View BBQ

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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 potatoes, black beans and more. Read More
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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Experience America's most spectacular rail journey aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Since 1879, these tracks have followed the... Read More

Dinner

Dinner on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Book the Dinner or Murder Mystery Train Packages to pair dishes like Colorado-raised, slow-roasted prime rib with fine beer or wine as your watch the stunning views of the Royal Gorge slide by.
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Stroll on the Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

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The Arkansas Riverwalk contains 7 milesof trail that wind along the Arkansas River through Cañon City and beyond. The trail covers many types of terrain and natural areas including dense cottonwood forests and native wetlands. The trail has a hard-packed, crushed gravel surface and follows an old railroad bed much of the way.
Lodging

The Victorian Church Inn

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It's OK to fall asleep in this former church built in 1902. Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in the choir loft along with an outdoor patio and pond, a wood-burning stove and hot tub. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Waffle Wagon

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Blueberry waffles, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos with green chili, great coffee and much more! Read More

Insider's Tip

The Reel Deal:

The Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing app can help you discover 1,300 fishing locations, check conditions and regulations and more. Search CPW Fishing in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 

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Royal Gorge Anglers

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The oldest flyshop and fly fishing guide service on the Arkansas River. Fly fishing in Colorado is Royal Gorge Anglers' expertise. Our flyshop carries nothing but the finest fly fishing and... Read More

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Book a Guided Fly-Fishing Trip:

Royal Gorge Anglers specializes in guided fly-fishing excursions on the Arkansas River, the longest Gold Medal fishing river in Colorado. Let their experts supply all of the equipment, show you the ropes and help you bag an epic catch.

Lunch

Diritos Italian Restaurant

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DiRito's Italian Restaurant proudly offers their daily homemade bread, signature roasted garlic, homemade meatballs and sausage, as well as numerous other homemade Italian specialty dishes. Don't... Read More
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Royal Gorge Rafting & ZipLine Tours

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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours offers The finest Zip Lining experience in All of Colorado. See why we are the fastest-growing adventure company in Colorado. Check out our Colorado Vacation Packages ... Read More

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Take to the Skies:

Royal Gorge Rafting & ZipLine Tours offers 9 ziplines, including classic and extreme courses that span one mile.

Dinner

Cafe 1230 at the Royal Gorge Bridge

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Ever eaten pizza 1,230 feet above a roaring river and extraordinary gorge? Have a slice at Café 1230, one of the most scenic restaurants in Colorado. Read More
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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been making its own wines since 2002 and has won over 100 awards and medals in prestigious international wine competitions in the last 3 years alone. The... Read More

Lodging

Royal Gorge Cabins

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Royal Gorge Cabins offers 9 luxury cabin rentals in 1- and 2-bedroom sizes, as well as glamping tent rentals. Located 1 hour from Colorado Springs and 8 miles from Cañon City, the well-appointed... Read More