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Royal Gorge: 3 Days of Heritage Sites

Royal Gorge: 3 Days of Heritage Sites
3 days
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.

Sustainability Activity

Volunteer at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience:

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 non-profit 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.

Day 1
Activity

Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center

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The Heritage Center has a large collection of historic images of the Royal Gorge Region dating from the 1870s to the present. Read More
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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Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Cañon City in southern Colorado is the home of the Museum of Colorado Prisons, a showcase of the atmosphere and exhibits of days, staff and inmates gone by. A visit to the the Royal Gorge Region... Read More
Dinner

Cañon City Queen Anne Antiques and Tea Treasures

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The Cañon City Queen Anne Antiques and Tea Treasures Store provides a collection of items that complement a fine-dining experience. Risk-free consignment services available for our Read More

Lodging

The Orchard B&B

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The Orchard B&B offers country charm at its best. It is located in the town of Brookside, due east of Canon City, Colorado. Bordering on an apple orchard, you just might fall asleep to the quiet... Read More
Day 2
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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Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum

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Housed in a red-brick building that served as the Teller County Jail for nearly 90 years, this historic Cripple Creek museum gives visitors an taste of the shadier side of life in the World's... Read More

Lunch

Florence Brewing Company

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 If you live in Fremont County, you know why we live here too. The river, the trails, the mountains...we've got serious Colorado right outside our front door. Serious Colorado with our own FC... Read More

Activity

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
Dinner

El Caporal Family Mexican Restaurant

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Down-to-earth place serving familiar, hearty Mexican & American eats, plus beer & large margaritas. Read More
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Fremont Center for the Arts

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Rotating, multi-media fine art shows by regional artists September - May. Summer 2017 Southern Colorado Color Exhibit: regional artists present "Beasts & Byways" themed works alongside... 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 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
Activity

Walking Tour of Downtown Cañon City

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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.
Lunch

Royal Gorge Brewing Co.

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Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Canon City, Royal Gorge Brewing Co. & Restaurant is the classic Southern Colorado brewery. Come enjoy some of the best American food around! Located... 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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Stroll Along the Riverwalk

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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.
Lodging

Royal Gorge Cabins

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Royal Gorge Cabins offers 9 luxury cabin rentals in 1- and 2-bedroom sizes, as well as glamping tent rentals. Located 1 hour from Colorado Springs and 8 miles from Cañon City, the well-appointed... Read More