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Spring Travels in the Royal Gorge Region

Spring Travels in the Royal Gorge Region
3 days
Hit the trails and check out some dinosaur fossils and other great geological wonders in the Royal Gorge Region.

Sustainability Activity

Help Eliminate Hunger:

Donate food to the Pantry of Fremont, a 100 percent volunteer and donation-based pantry providing food for those in need in Fremont County. 

Insider's Tip

Fossil Crazy: Some of the United States' biggest dinosaur bones were first discovered in Garden Park, a few miles north of Cañon City. This entire region is filled with geological wonders, including easily accessible fossils near some of the region's most popular attractions.
Day 1
Activity

Go on a Heritage Tour

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Discover the rich geological history of the Royal Gorge Region on a rocks and fossils self-guided tour. The Fremont County Heritage Commission has published a booklet that guides you through Fremont County with stops at significant geological locations.
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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The Gold Mine Rock Shop

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Are you interested in purchasing rocks and gems of superior quality? Do you fancy becoming a collector or someone who makes jewelry using high-quality stones? Whatever the case might be, if you are... Read More
Dinner

Old Mission Mexican Restaurant

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Old Mission aims to provide an exceptional New Mexican home style food and dining experience for Cañon City and the surrounding areas by going above and beyond every day for all of our customers... 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

Lodging

Jewel of the Canyons Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse

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Far more pleasant and charming than any hotel or motel, you can enjoy present day comforts in an authentic 1890 Victorian style Bed and Breakfast Inn while visiting scenic Canon City, Colorado,... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

16th Street Cafe

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A quiet comfortable cafe with an amazing array of specialty drinks, breakfast and lunch items. Read More
Activity

Hike or Bike the Royal Gorge Bridge Trails

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Completed in 2018, this network traverses the gorge’s rim and surrounding hills, giving hikers and mountain bikers more than 17 miles of singletrack to explore and incredible views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Arkansas River as their backdrop.
Lunch

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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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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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 excitement than ever.  Experience the Royal... Read More

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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Take a Dusk Drive

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The Royal Gorge Region is full of historic buildings. Take a drive at dusk and explore them all. This list of Fremont County’s National Register of Historic Places offers addresses, dates added to the register, property names and images. Or, check out our heritage guides for several self-guided tours.
Lodging

Florence Rose Bed & Breakfast

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Located 15 minutes from The Royal Gorge Bridge & Train in Florence, the antique capital of Southern Colorado. Come relax in our hot tub gazebo as the sun sets over the Wet Mountains. Read More
Day 3
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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Hike the Hogbacks

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Within Hogsbacks Open Space Park's rocks lies layers of fossils and remnants of an inland sea that covered Colorado millions of years ago. Bikers can ride the Graneros Trail, which winds along the Dakota Ridge formation. It flows and is fun with a couple of technical sections.
Lunch

Chuck's Seasoned Grill

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Welcoming you for fresh, cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch with Royal Gorge’s favorite homemade green chili and much more! Read More
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Hike the Redemption Trail at Temple Canyon Park

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Temple Canyon Park, just south of Cañon City, is a treasure for anyone looking to avoid crowds and explore a gorgeous, natural landscape. Follow the Redemption Trail, and you’ll discover the “temple,” which the canyon is named after. This rock alcove was formed by the continual seepage of water into small fissures in the rock and may have been used by the Ute Indian Tribe as a ceremony site.
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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Activity

Cañon City Lanes

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We offer bowling for all ages, arcade games, meals and snacks and a fully stocked bar. There is cosmic bowling Friday and Saturday nights. Our emphasis is to provide a family environment... Read More

Lodging

Best Western Cañon City

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Close to the Royal Gorge Bridge and the best river rafting in Colorado, our Canon City hotel provides a great location and spacious accommodations. Canon City, Colorado is known for the historic... Read More