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Family Adventure in Cañon City

Family Adventure in Cañon City
3 days
The Royal Gorge Region — named after south-central Colorado’s magnificent canyon — is rife with activities for every member of the family.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: 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

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

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Family & Group Colorado rafting. Half days, full days & packages. Bar & Grill, Cabin rentals, glamping tent rentals.

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Lunch

8 Mile Bar and Grill

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Gorgeous mountain views, Colorado crafted beers, patio seating and great food add a fantastic finish to your rafting adventure. 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.  

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Bridge View BBQ

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Bridge View BBQ, where a whole smorgasbord of southern cooking is at your fingertips. Stop in for a cut of their brisket, delicious sammies, cheesy potatoes, black beans and more. Read More
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Hike the Royal Gorge Trails

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The Royal Gorge Region has no shortage of epic hikes for all abilities and desires. From mellow, easy trails to steep, difficult ascents, this outdoor mecca has it all.
Lodging

East Ridge Campground

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From this little-known campsite area in the Royal Gorge Park, you'll be treated to views of Cañon City and the surrounding parks area. New, updated sites are operated by the City of Cañon City.... Read More

Day 2
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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
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The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

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The Dinosaur Experience offers fossils and casts, guided tours of our 16,000+ sq ft museum, a full scale outdoor animatronic dinosaur park, and two engaging ropes courses that bring you eye to eye... 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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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

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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Step aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad to embark upon a breathtaking journey that began 140 years ago. Like a bar-room brawl on... Read More

Insider's Tip

Have Dinner on the Train: 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.
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Royal Gorge KOA Kampground

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The Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views of spectacular scenery.Located close to horseback riding, rafting, zip lines, segways,... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

French Bakery Coffee Shop

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Early morning leisure in the heart of wild southern Colorado, the bakery at Le Petit Chablis is truly one of a kind. Featuring fresh coffee, specialty drinks, and fine pastries.

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Mountain Bike South Cañon Trails

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With about 10 miles of singletrack that also connect to the Section 13 trails, South Cañon Trails offers something for everyone.
Lunch

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
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Colorado Jeep Tours

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We pride ourselves on providing high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours. Our interpretive tours offer a variety of information including western history, geology, and even paleontology... Read More

Dinner

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 Mountain Bike Tours

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Enjoy an all-downhill bike tour with Royal Gorge Mountain Bike Tours, the areas first and only mountain bike tour provider! Offering guided mountain biking tours with full shuttle support,... Read More

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Royal Gorge KOA Kampground

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The Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views of spectacular scenery.Located close to horseback riding, rafting, zip lines, segways,... Read More