The Royal Gorge Region

Things to Do in Cañon City, Florence and Penrose

Ditch the Ordinary.

Nestled within south-central Colorado’s Arkansas River Valley, the welcoming towns of Cañon City, Florence and Penrose are year-round hubs for outdoor adventure, history and stunning natural beauty. Encounter some of Colorado’s most famous views, including the magnificent Royal Gorge Bridge & Park; hike, bike or raft amid unspoiled landscapes; and dive into the area’s fascinating gold rush, geologic and agricultural past. Peruse Colorado’s Antique Capital, and wine and dine on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

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Royal Gorge Bridge
Welcome to the Royal Gorge Region

The Royal Gorge Region in and around Cañon City is Colorado’s climate capital and home ...

Experience the Royal Gorge Region

Explore the region from that stunning bridge to rock climbing, scenic drives, bike adventures, Gold ...

A car drives Skyline Drive near Cañon City
Self-Guided Tours in the Royal Gorge Region

The towns of the Royal Gorge Region are rich in history. To learn more about ...

Antiquing in Florence
Florence: Colorado's Antique Capital

To the naked eye, Florence is just a small town just 9 miles from Cañon ...

Bring Your Family to the Royal Gorge Region

Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region offer scenic drives, family-friendly hikes, whitewater rafting, summer ...

Outdoor Recreation in Cañon City & Beyond

Hit Cañon City, Penrose and Florence and the rest of the Royal Gorge Region for ...

Wine-Tasting in the Royal Gorge Region

Stop into Cañon City's Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and other area wineries and cideries ...

Royal Gorge Trail
The Royal Gorge Region's Trail Systems are Some of the State's Best

The Royal Gorge Region boasts some of the best trail systems in the state and ...

Winter in the Royal Gorge Region
Top Five Winter Favorites in the Royal Gorge Region

Looking for a break from the snow and freezing temperatures? The Royal Gorge Region is ...

Hiking in the Royal Gorge Region
Play Outside Year-Round in the Royal Gorge Region

Thanks to its banana-belt temperatures, the Royal Gorge Region in south-central Colorado is a year-round ...

Ditch the Ordinary.

Nestled within south-central Colorado’s Arkansas River Valley, the welcoming towns of Cañon City, Florence and Penrose are year-round hubs for outdoor adventure, history and stunning natural beauty. Encounter some of Colorado’s most famous views, including the magnificent Royal Gorge Bridge & Park; hike, bike or raft amid unspoiled landscapes; and dive into the area’s fascinating gold rush, geologic and agricultural past. Peruse Colorado’s Antique Capital, and wine and dine on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

Order the Visitor’s Guide >>

Explore the Region >>

Browse Itineraries >>

The Royal Gorge Region

Things to Do in Cañon City, Florence and Penrose

Royal Gorge Bridge
Welcome to the Royal Gorge Region

The Royal Gorge Region in and around Cañon City is Colorado’s climate capital and home ...

Experience the Royal Gorge Region

Explore the region from that stunning bridge to rock climbing, scenic drives, bike adventures, Gold ...

A car drives Skyline Drive near Cañon City
Self-Guided Tours in the Royal Gorge Region

The towns of the Royal Gorge Region are rich in history. To learn more about ...

Antiquing in Florence
Florence: Colorado's Antique Capital

To the naked eye, Florence is just a small town just 9 miles from Cañon ...

Bring Your Family to the Royal Gorge Region

Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region offer scenic drives, family-friendly hikes, whitewater rafting, summer ...

Outdoor Recreation in Cañon City & Beyond

Hit Cañon City, Penrose and Florence and the rest of the Royal Gorge Region for ...

Wine-Tasting in the Royal Gorge Region

Stop into Cañon City's Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and other area wineries and cideries ...

Royal Gorge Trail
The Royal Gorge Region's Trail Systems are Some of the State's Best

The Royal Gorge Region boasts some of the best trail systems in the state and ...

Winter in the Royal Gorge Region
Top Five Winter Favorites in the Royal Gorge Region

Looking for a break from the snow and freezing temperatures? The Royal Gorge Region is ...

Hiking in the Royal Gorge Region
Play Outside Year-Round in the Royal Gorge Region

Thanks to its banana-belt temperatures, the Royal Gorge Region in south-central Colorado is a year-round ...