Winter Wishes Do Come True in the Royal Gorge Region

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This winter, hit up some big attractions and discover a few hidden gems in Colorado’s Royal Gorge Region.

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.

Itinerary 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.

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Antiquing in Florence

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.

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Lunch
Ito Japanese Steakhouse Sushi & Thai Restaurant
Enjoy spicy edamame, sushi rolls, sashimi, ramen and hibachi dishes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Activity
Colorado Jeep Tours

At Colorado Jeep Tours we pride ourselves on providing high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours. Our tours offer a variety of information,…

Dinner
Nirvana Culinary Paradise
Savor the delicious flavors of North India — from pakora and papadam to curries, biryani and tandoori — in a welcoming environment. Gluten-free,…
Activity
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Holiday Train

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
We offer beautiful and clean rooms at reasonable rates, family and efficiency rooms, non-smoking rooms, guest Laundry facilities, free wireless…
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Breakfast
Aspen Leaf Bakery and Cafe
Our mission is to provide fast, friendly and consistent service to the town of Florence and any visitors along the way. We hope to provide delicious…
Activity
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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…

Lunch
Cafe 1230 at the Royal Gorge Bridge
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.
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Afternoon Tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion

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
Bunk House Burgers is a locally owned, family partnership that is proud of its ranching history.
Activity
Cañon City Lanes

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…

Lodging
Best Western Cañon City

Close to the Royal Gorge Bridge and the best river rafting in Colorado, our Canon City hotel provides a great location and spacious accommodations…

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Breakfast
Canon City Mugs
Our menu has just what you need to satisfy that appetite. Kids menu and senior discount.
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Fremont Center for the Arts

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

Lunch
Bunk House Burgers
Bunk House Burgers is a locally owned, family partnership that is proud of its ranching history.
Activity
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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…

Dinner
Diritos Italian Restaurant
DiRito's Italian Restaurant proudly offers their daily homemade bread, signature roasted garlic, homemade meatballs and sausage, as well as numerous…
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Whitewater Bar & Grill
The Whitewater Bar & Grill, Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline tours make the perfect combination to any Colorado vacation! The Whitewater Bar & Grill is…
Lodging
Rocky Top River Ranch

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