Royal Gorge Region

Welcome to the Royal Gorge Region

We invite you to savor, indulge and explore every beautiful nook the Royal Gorge Region has to offer.

First-time visitor? Delight in the area’s authenticity, stunning scenery and variety of outdoor adventures. If you’re a return visitor, we hope you appreciate the same activities you enjoyed in the past and take the time to discover new experiences.

The Royal Gorge Region’s natural beauty will stop you in your tracks. The 1,200-foot deep Royal Gorge canyon, the rushing Arkansas River and surrounding towering peaks create a breathtaking backdrop to any trip. Add the quaint, historic Main Streets of Cañon City and Florence to this canvas and you’ve got a postcard-perfect Colorado setting.

Explore great heights, try a new sport or craft your ideal, laid-back stay. Most importantly, tailor your experience to your liking. Hop aboard the train to take in spectacular views of the Royal Gorge. Spend a day shopping in Florence, the antique capital of Colorado, to discover your next favorite treasure. Visit the Royal Gorge Bridge to walk 1,000 feet above the mighty Arkansas River. Tap into local adrenaline-fueled experiences like whitewater rafting and ziplining, or soar over the gorge on a helicopter tour.

Get out on the Royal Gorge Region’s extensive network of hiking and biking trails. From tame to rugged, and miles of trails added every year, there’s a path for every ability level.

When it’s time to unwind and regroup, indulge at one of our delicious restaurants and sip award-winning wines at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. If beer is more your style, quench your thirst at one of our brew pubs.

Savor unique experiences, explore high desert trails, fish Gold Medal waters on the Arkansas River, raft wild whitewater rapids, and shop authentic Main Streets.

The Royal Gorge Region invites you to discover your perfect getaway. Welcome, and enjoy.