The Royal Gorge Region: The Warmer Side of Winter
If you're seeking warmer climates in the colder months, visit the Royal Gorge region, where temperatures tend to stay warmer, thanks to the region's banana belt location. Your whole family can enjoy the area with trips to see dinosaurs, outdoor experiences and more.
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.
Stroll along Cañon City’s Arkansas Riverwalk Trail, which follows the Arkansas River for more than seven miles, winding through wetlands, groves of cottonwoods and the John Griffin Regional Park — a nature area located in central Cañon City. This is an ideal trail for those looking for a leisurely walk with beautiful scenery.
Have an ice-cold beer in a Mason jar at Whitewater Bar and Grill before heading off to bed.
Head to Florence, Colorado’s antique capital to peruse more than a dozen antique stores.
Believe it or not, it’s entirely possible to go rock climbing in Cañon City during the winter and just north of town is Shelf Road, one of Colorado’s finest climbing areas. Grab your gear at Red Canyon Cycles or book a climbing trip with Rock-N-Row.
Take a nighttime self-guided tour of cemeteries in Fremont County for some spooky fun. Fremont County cemeteries date back to 1865, 11 years before statehood in 1876 but four years after Colorado became a territory in 1861 so there is plenty of history to explore.