Royal Gorge Region
Royal Gorge & Cañon City, Colorado Visitor Information
The Royal Gorge Region is just 2 hours south of Denver and 45 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs. Home to a number of world-class activities and attractions, including the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Royal Gorge Mansion, the Royal Bridge & Park, and the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, it is one of Colorado’s top destinations for travelers from around the world.
The rushing Arkansas River cuts through the 1,200-foot Royal Gorge, making for stunning views you’ll find no where else in the world. Thanks to three million years of mother nature’s handiwork, this beautifully carved sheer rock-wall canyon is as deep as the Eiffel Tower is tall.
The Royal Gorge is known as the banana belt of Colorado, so it’s no surprise that farming, ranching and grape-growing thrive here, as well as year-round recreation and all-around Rocky Mountain adventuring. Colorado’s best white water rafting, hiking, biking, climbing and camping are on offer virtually all year in this mountain town.
When you’re ready to relax and refuel, you’ll find excellent dining aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, fantastic downtown Canon City boutique shopping, and a tasting room at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey that you don’t want to miss.