Cañon City is known for whitewater rafting and the Royal Gorge. The Arkansas River cuts through the famous gorge just west of downtown.
Being a tourist town there’s plenty to choose from for food. Stop by Royal Gorge Brewing in downtown for awesome food and atmosphere.
Arkansas River – World class whitewater rafting exist minutes from town and there are a number of outfits to choose from. Fishing on the river is also top notch.
Royal Gorge – The world’s highest suspension bridge hovers 1,053 feet over the Royal Gorge. There are a number of rides and attractions at the park in addition to the bridge including a cliff walk, aerial tram, incline railway, and Royal Rush Skycoaster.
- Arkansas Headwaters State Park has several campgrounds between Salida and Canon City. Take Highway 50 west of town. Signs mark the sections for the state park.
- Royal Gorge Bridge & Park has public land open for camping. Camping is permitted in established campgrounds only. Sites include a table and fire pit, and there are bathrooms and bear-proof trash bins around.
- Take Highway 50 west of town and fish along the Arkansas River.
Things to do near Cañon City