Canon City

Travel to Canon City, Colorado

Tucked into the folds and bluffs of the Arkansas Valley in south central Colorado, Canon City boasts the nickname of “The Climate Capital of Colorado” due to the mild climate. The relaxed pace of the region’s quaint small towns, spectacular scenery, year-round outdoor activities, The Royal Gorge Park & Bridge, and The Arkansas River, which flows through the region, make this the perfect vacation destination. Request a FREE Vacation Guide.

Favorite Things to Do in the Royal Gorge Region

  • Royal Gorge Bridge and Park – a must-see and do experience. Cross America’s highest suspension bridge and participate in the other features offered at the park.
  • Whitewater rafting through the Royal Gorge Canyon – a very popular way to see and experience all the wonders of the Royal Gorge Canyon and the Arkansas River.
  • Jeep Tours – The Royal Gorge Region is an amazing place to travel through. Featuring a high alpine desert landscape and a plethora of off-road routes.
  • Royal Gorge Scenic Train – climb onboard the original transcontinental passenger train from the early 1900s.
  • The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey – voted “Best Front Range Tasting Room” by Colorado Vine. The wine-tasting room is open daily.
  • Mountain Biking & Hiking – are understated activities but many exceptional miles of trails await.

Cañon City Downtown Canon City

About Canon City and Regional Attractions

Family fun starts with a memorable ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, one of the most scenic train rides in the world. The historic tracks follow the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge Canyon, with views of the bridge from below. The whole family will enjoy exploring the unique rock formations and historic dinosaur sites. Leisure seekers will delight in the one-of-a-kind galleries, renowned antiquing, wine tasting, golfing, and fishing.

Canon City is home to The Royal Gorge, which has a width of 50 feet at the base of the gorge and a few hundred feet at its top, with a depth of 1,200 feet; the 10-mile-long canyon is a stunning natural wonder. 1929, one of the world’s highest suspension bridges was built over the Grand Gorge. The Royal Gorge Bridge has a quarter-mile long span and hangs 1,053 feet above the gorge. The bridge is one of Colorado’s most popular attractions.

A Raft Masters Adventure

2315 E. Main St., Cañon City, CO
719-275-6645
Celebrating 27 years experience providing the highest quality outings for all group sizes. The Arkansas River is America...
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Arkansas River Tours

49311 W U.S. 50 B, Cañon City, CO 81212
800-321-4352
Arkansas River Tours – Whitewater Rafting Since 1973, Arkansas River Tours has connected over 300,000 guests to th...
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Leadville Railroad

326 E. 7th St., Leadville, CO
1-866-386-3936
Leadville Train – All Aboard 326 E 7th St, Leadville, CO 80461 Welcome aboard the Leadville Railroad. Join us for ...
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Performance Tours Rafting

Performance Tours, Canon City, CO 81212
1-800-328-7238
About Performance Rafting Tours This rafting company has been offering whitewater tours science 1986. They are dedicated...
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Play Dirty ATV

27077 Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO
719-275-7373
Play Dirty ATV Tours, whether it be a private tour or rental, come get dirty with us. It’s fun....
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A Raft Masters Adventure

2315 E. Main St., Cañon City, CO
719-275-6645
Celebrating 27 years experience providing the highest quality outings for all group sizes. The Arkansas River is America...
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Arkansas River Tours

49311 W U.S. 50 B, Cañon City, CO 81212
800-321-4352
Arkansas River Tours – Whitewater Rafting Since 1973, Arkansas River Tours has connected over 300,000 guests to th...
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Leadville Railroad

326 E. 7th St., Leadville, CO
1-866-386-3936
Leadville Train – All Aboard 326 E 7th St, Leadville, CO 80461 Welcome aboard the Leadville Railroad. Join us for ...
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Performance Tours Rafting

Performance Tours, Canon City, CO 81212
1-800-328-7238
About Performance Rafting Tours This rafting company has been offering whitewater tours science 1986. They are dedicated...
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Play Dirty ATV

27077 Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO
719-275-7373
Play Dirty ATV Tours, whether it be a private tour or rental, come get dirty with us. It’s fun....
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River Runners

44641 US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO
800-723-8987
Raft the Royal Gorge and other famous sections of the Arkansas River. Choose from half-day, full-day and overnight rafti...
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