Welcome to the Royal Gorge Region and Cañon City, Colorado. The Royal Gorge Region is located just two hours south of Denver and 45-minutes southwest of Colorado Springs. The Royal Gorge is host to a number of world-class activities and attractions, including the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Colorado’s premier scenic train that offers the very best view of the dramatic Royal Gorge with a focus on offering not only breathtaking scenery, but has been rated as one of Colorado’s top onboard restaurants, with delicious entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Guests riding the train will travel over the famous hanging bridge, where the gorge narrows to just 30-feet, the raging waters of the Arkansas River pound below the train, and, at no extra charge, passengers delight in having the best view of the Royal Gorge Bridge, looming over 1,000 feet above the train. Bighorn sheep and eagles call the Royal Gorge home, and there is no better way to experience all the Royal Gorge has to offer than on the train.
2017 will be another year of record runoff, so rafting will certainly be excellent! Take in a wine tasting at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey which are available year-round. Be sure to visit our downtown historic district, and remember that rock climbing, mountain biking, and other activities await you in the Royal Gorge Region.