Royal Gorge Region

Welcome to the Royal Gorge Region

The Royal Gorge Region, is a great vacation choice among many beautiful and fun Colorado destinations. Base your adventure in Cañon City, the “Climate Capital of Colorado”! Where it is warmer, dryer and sunnier than Colorado Springs and Denver. Close and convenient, but without the crowds and traffic that can overwhelm other popular destinations.

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AttractionsRoyal Gorge Region

Families and visitors of all ages will find there are loads of options to enjoy the area’s amazing scenery or participate in some real Colorado fun,

Many visitors consider the Royal Gorge and the Arkansas River the finest natural assets. America’s top destination for whitewater rafting and anglers relish the fact that it is the country’s longest stretch of Gold Medal Trout water. The trail networks offer something for every ability level, whether on foot or a bicycle. Up for a challenge? Check out mountain bike trails or world-class rock climbing. Try the exhilarating experience of ziplining across the gorge, plus classic and extreme courses above treetops and canyons.

Downtown Cañon City

Don’t forget to visit the region’s museums, history and heritage sites. Downtown Cañon City and Florence are both hidden gems offering quaint, locally-owned shops, farmer’s markets, restaurants, breweries, and annual festivals. Learn about dinosaurs that roamed this land 150 million years ago through outstanding indoor and outdoor exhibits and interpretive trails. Check out the Royal Gorge Dinosaur experience just north of Canon City. They have all kinds of fun for the kids including interactive exhibits.

Plan more than a day to experience all the Royal Gorge Region has to offer. The recommendation is to spend at least a night, or more. Options include hotels, motels, cabins, B&B’s, full-service and forest campgrounds, or even glamping! Enjoy your visit! Cañon City looks forward to welcoming you to the attractions and activities that await in the Royal Gorge Region. Safe travels.

Fremont County Tourism Council

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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Antique Warehouse

110 E. Main Street, Florence, CO
719-372-1016
Vintage Lighting & Western Accoutrements. Find that special something or accent piece to complete your interrior loo...
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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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Aspen Leaf Bakery and Cafe

113 W Main St, Florence, CO 81226
719-784-3834
Fresh Homemade Pasteries and Cafe Fresh Pastries, Tiramisu, Bread Pudding, Delicious Homemade Sandwiches, Soups, Fresh S...
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Clear Creek Rafting

44650 W. US Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
800-353-9901
Clear Creek Rafting Clear Creek rafting trips or the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge. Rafting trips for all abiliti...
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Colorado Jeep Tours

2315 E. Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-6339
Off-Road with Colorado Jeep Tours Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and rich history of Colorado by traveling the ro...
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Echo Canyon River Rafting Expeditions

45000 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
800-755-3246
Echo Canyon River Expeditions Echo Canyon River Expeditions has been hosting guests to the beauty and adventure of Colo...
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Jenny Gatzke, REALTOR® HomeSmart Preferred Realty

501 Royal Gorge Blvd. #1, Cañon City, CO
719-458-9559
Real estate sales & marketing services for buyers & sellers in Cañon City, Florence, Penrose, Pueblo West &...
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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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Museum of Colorado Prisons

201 1st St, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-269-3015
Cañon City in southern Colorado is the home of the Museum of Colorado Prisons, a showcase of the atmosphere and exhibit...
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Park Meadows Mall

8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO
303-792-2533
Located just 5 miles from Denver and 40 minutes from Colorado Springs, Park Meadows is Colorado’s biggest shopping mal...
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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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Pueblo Chamber of Commerce

Pueblo, CO
GreenHorn Mountain Pueblo is your home base to your next Colorado adventure. Just southwest of Pueblo, you can find the ...
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Quality Inn & Suites Cañon City

3075 E. US 50, Cañon City, CO
719-275-8676
Cañon City’s only FULL SERVICE HOTEL. FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast, FREE High Speed Internet Access, Relax &...
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Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center (RMOC)

23850 Hwy 285 S., Buena Vista, CO
719-395-3335
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center is the premiere adventure outfitter in Colorado.  Our riverside outpost sits at the entra...
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Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline Tours

45045 W US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-RAFT
Royal Gorge Rafting Zipline Tours, All Your Fun in One Location Get ready for the Royal Gorge rafting zipline experience...
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Royal Gorge Vacation Rentals

Cañon City, CO
719-275-7238
Vacation Rentals Near The Royal Gorge and Canon City Affordable vacation rentals and luxury accommodation choices.&...
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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

3011 East Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-276-5191
About Winery at Holy Cross Abbey Since July 2002, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been attracting visitors worldwide....
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Quality Inn & Suites Cañon City

3075 E. US 50, Cañon City, CO
719-275-8676
Cañon City’s only FULL SERVICE HOTEL. FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast, FREE High Speed Internet Access, Relax &...
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Royal Gorge Cabins

45054 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
800-748-2953
Here at Royal Gorge Cabins you’ll find not just a high-end lodging experience and lots of pampering amenitie...
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Royal Gorge KOA

559 County Road 3A, Canon City, CO 81215
800-562-5689
KOA offers the best in Colorado camping and outdoor family adventure!  KOA is the perfect destination for you and y...
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Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline Tours

45045 W US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-RAFT
Royal Gorge Rafting Zipline Tours, All Your Fun in One Location Get ready for the Royal Gorge rafting zipline experience...
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Royal Gorge RV Resort

43595 W US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO
719-420-1555
Conveniently located in the heart of Royal Gorge country. Big Rig Friendly, shaded, full hook-up RV and tent sites, and ...
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Royal Gorge Vacation Rentals

Cañon City, CO
719-275-7238
Vacation Rentals Near The Royal Gorge and Canon City Affordable vacation rentals and luxury accommodation choices.&...
More

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...
More

Antique Warehouse

110 E. Main Street, Florence, CO
719-372-1016
Vintage Lighting & Western Accoutrements. Find that special something or accent piece to complete your interrior loo...
More

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...
More

Aspen Leaf Bakery and Cafe

113 W Main St, Florence, CO 81226
719-784-3834
Fresh Homemade Pasteries and Cafe Fresh Pastries, Tiramisu, Bread Pudding, Delicious Homemade Sandwiches, Soups, Fresh S...
More

Clear Creek Rafting

44650 W. US Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
800-353-9901
Clear Creek Rafting Clear Creek rafting trips or the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge. Rafting trips for all abiliti...
More

Colorado Jeep Tours

2315 E. Main Street, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-6339
Off-Road with Colorado Jeep Tours Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and rich history of Colorado by traveling the ro...
More

Echo Canyon River Rafting Expeditions

45000 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
800-755-3246
Echo Canyon River Expeditions Echo Canyon River Expeditions has been hosting guests to the beauty and adventure of Colo...
More

Jenny Gatzke, REALTOR® HomeSmart Preferred Realty

501 Royal Gorge Blvd. #1, Cañon City, CO
719-458-9559
Real estate sales & marketing services for buyers & sellers in Cañon City, Florence, Penrose, Pueblo West &...
More

Kaleidoscope Inspiration

602 Main Street, Cañon City, CO
Kaleidoscope Inspiration is a collaborative boutique featuring local artisans. We truly have something for everyone. You...
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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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Mrs. B’s Clock Tower Antiques

305 Main Street, Cañon City, CO
719-276-9020
This darling antique store located in one of the oldest buildings on Main Street has much to see....
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Museum of Colorado Prisons

201 1st St, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-269-3015
Cañon City in southern Colorado is the home of the Museum of Colorado Prisons, a showcase of the atmosphere and exhibit...
More

Park Meadows Mall

8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, CO
303-792-2533
Located just 5 miles from Denver and 40 minutes from Colorado Springs, Park Meadows is Colorado’s biggest shopping mal...
More

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...
More

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....
More

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce

Pueblo, CO
GreenHorn Mountain Pueblo is your home base to your next Colorado adventure. Just southwest of Pueblo, you can find the ...
More

Quality Inn & Suites Cañon City

3075 E. US 50, Cañon City, CO
719-275-8676
Cañon City’s only FULL SERVICE HOTEL. FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast, FREE High Speed Internet Access, Relax &...
More

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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Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center (RMOC)

23850 Hwy 285 S., Buena Vista, CO
719-395-3335
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center is the premiere adventure outfitter in Colorado.  Our riverside outpost sits at the entra...
More

Royal Gorge Cabins

45054 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
800-748-2953
Here at Royal Gorge Cabins you’ll find not just a high-end lodging experience and lots of pampering amenitie...
More

Royal Gorge KOA

559 County Road 3A, Canon City, CO 81215
800-562-5689
KOA offers the best in Colorado camping and outdoor family adventure!  KOA is the perfect destination for you and y...
More

Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline Tours

45045 W US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-RAFT
Royal Gorge Rafting Zipline Tours, All Your Fun in One Location Get ready for the Royal Gorge rafting zipline experience...
More

Royal Gorge Vacation Rentals

Cañon City, CO
719-275-7238
Vacation Rentals Near The Royal Gorge and Canon City Affordable vacation rentals and luxury accommodation choices.&...
More

St. Elmo

38°42′17″N 106°20′42″W
20 miles southwest of Buena Vista in the heart of the Sawatch Range lies St. Elmo, one of Colorado’s best preserve...
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The Abbey

2951 East US Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-8631
The Abbey is the perfect place to bring people together for any group or corporate function. We welcome a variety o...
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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

3011 East Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-276-5191
About Winery at Holy Cross Abbey Since July 2002, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been attracting visitors worldwide....
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