The Royal Gorge sports the nation's highest suspension bridge, dangling high above the Arkansas River, but that's just the tip of the iceberg for visiting Cañon City: historic sites, niche museums, a lovely downtown and scenery galore are just a few more.
Individuals interested in getting hands-on with paleontology lab-work are welcome to volunteer their time at our laboratory, which is operated by the Garden Park Paleontological Society, a nonprofit organization that uses our facility to prepare important fossils for scientific research and display. Please call us and ask to speak with someone regarding our current volunteering opportunities.
Experience the wonder of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, where jaw-dropping views, extreme adrenaline rides, and fun for the whole family await. Having welcomed over 26 million guests during its 85 years, the park has perfected the art of entertaining by providing excitement for visitors of every age.
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.
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.
Cañon City’s Arkansas Riverwalk Trail follows the Arkansas River for more than seven miles, winding through wetlands, groves of cottonwoods, and the John Griffin Regional Park.