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Winter Wishes Do Come True in the Royal Gorge Region

Winter Wishes Do Come True in the Royal Gorge Region
3 days
This winter, hit up some big attractions and discover a few hidden gems in Colorado’s Royal Gorge Region.
Sustainability Activity

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places

Give back to the kids in Fremont County this winter by donating to the Fremont County Boys & Girls Club, a safe, positive environment where youth can learn and play.

Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Don't Miss a Thing
There’s a lot to see and do in the Royal Gorge Region. Beyond Cañon City, be sure to check out Florence and Penrose to the east and Cotopaxi and Howard to the west.
Day 1
Activity

Antiquing in Florence

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Florence is Colorado’s “Antique Capital” with dozens of antique shops lining the city’s historical Main Street. These antique shops are also part of the Frontier Pathways Arts and Antiques Tour, where you’ll find a full directory of shops.
Lunch

Ito Japanese Steakhouse Sushi & Thai Restaurant

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Enjoy spicy edamame, sushi rolls, sashimi, ramen and hibachi dishes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 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

Nirvana Culinary Paradise

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Savor the delicious flavors of North India — from pakora and papadam to curries, biryani and tandoori — in a welcoming environment. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes are all available. Read More
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Royal Gorge Route Railroad Holiday Train

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Take a twilight departure on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Holiday Train. The Holiday Train travels all the way through the Royal Gorge on round-trip journey. Railcars are decorated beautifully to celebrate the season, and the vibe is relaxed for guests of all ages.
Lodging

Parkview Inn Motel

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We offer beautiful and clean rooms at reasonable rates, family and efficiency rooms, non-smoking rooms, guest Laundry facilities, free wireless internet, free Continental breakfast. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Happy Ending Caboose Cafe

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Whether you’re looking for a delicious breakfast, lunch or tasty treat, the Happy Ending Caboose Cafe will stoke the coals and get your engine running for an adventure-filled day. 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

Lunch

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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Afternoon Tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion

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Every Afternoon Tea experience at the Royal Gorge Mansion includes your choice of freshly brewed traditional and seasonal loose teas, alongside English treats, finger sandwiches, clotted cream and jam. In the grand tradition of English tea service, sandwiches are two-bite size and presented with a variety on the plate, along with a selection of made-from-scratch baked goods.
Dinner

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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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

Day 3
Breakfast

Canon City Mugs

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Our menu has just what you need to satisfy that appetite. Kids menu and senior discount. Read More
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Fremont Center for the Arts

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Rotating, multi-media fine art shows by regional artists along with classes, interactive cultural activities and historical displays for children and adults. 

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Lunch

Owl Cigar Store

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Except it’s not a cigar store, it’s an american diner. It WAS a cigar store until the mid-90s, when it was converted. Behind the bar is a sportsman’s calendar from November 1951, and that’s pretty... 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

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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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
Lodging

Rocky Top River Ranch

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Relax on the Arkansas River in Howard, Colorado in a cabin, motel room our your very own RV. 

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