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.
Colorado’s most popular holiday train, Santa Express runs from November 14th through the end of December with up to 4-daily departures. We’ve all seen the movie and read the book! Now experience the train that takes you to meet Santa Claus himself at the magical North Pole. The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends on a journey you’ll treasure year after year.
The region also offers the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just 15 minutes from Canon City where the views are spectacular. While you’re here, 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.