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Relaxation in Cañon City

Relaxation in Cañon City
3 days
Though primarily known for its high-flying adventure, the Royal Gorge region is also an excellent place to relax and enjoy natural scenery.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places: 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
Activity

Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center

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The Heritage Center has a large collection of historic images of the Royal Gorge Region dating from the 1870s to the present. Read More
Lunch

Momo Sushi Bar, Wok & Grill

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Treat yourself today from our pan-Asian Kitchen or Sushi Bar Menu offering over 100 specialty items. Read More
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Stroll Along the Riverwalk

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Cañon City’s Arkansas Riverwalk Trail follows the Arkansas River for more than 7 miles, winding through wetlands, groves of cottonwoods and the John Griffin Regional Park.
Dinner

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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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

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
Activity

Skyline Drive

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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 as though you are "off-roading" from the... Read More

Lunch

Whitewater Bar & Grill

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The Whitewater Bar & Grill, Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline tours make the perfect combination to any Colorado vacation! The Whitewater Bar & Grill is a rustic western style bar & grill with all of... Read More
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Walking Tour of Downtown Cañon City

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Eat, shop and absorb the atmosphere of Cañon City’s historic downtown, which is listed on the National Historical Register for its abundance of turn-of-the-century architecture.
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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

Insider's Tip

Eat Dinner on Board: Upgrade to a First Class Dinner or Murder Mystery Train, and you'll be treated to a three-course, fine-dining feast.
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

Day 3

Insider's Tip

Hop on the Road to Florence: Drive about 25 minutes to breakfast in this antique capital.
Breakfast

Two Sisters Restaurant

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Homestyle and Mexican food. Breakfast (served all day), lunch and dinner. Friendly and clean atmosphere. Read More
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Antique Shopping in Florence

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Visit several antique shops all in one small strip in Florence.
Lunch

Aspen Leaf Bakery and Cafe

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Our mission is to provide fast, friendly and consistent service to the town of Florence and any visitors along the way. We hope to provide delicious food at reasonable prices for many years. Read More
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Colorado Jeep Tours

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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 the region, geology,... Read More

Dinner

Le Petit Chablis

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Housed in a restored Victorian home, this elegant restaurant blends a romantic atmosphere with authentic French cuisine.

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Sunset Walk Along Tunnel Drive

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Located 1 mile from downtown, Tunnel Drive is a flat, 2-mile stroll along an old railroad bed that offers a bird's-eye view of the Arkansas River and spectacular views of the surrounding canyon.
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