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Royal Gorge Route Railroadlogo.jpg
401 Water Street
Cañon City, CO
888.724.5748 or 719.276.4000
Email: reservations@royalgorgeroute.com
Royal Gorge Route Railroad is Open!!
Colorado's most historic train will be running through Royal Gorge and under the famous Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge for  the 2014 season.
For tickets, call  888.724.5748.
Relax, sit back and enjoy the gorgeous scenery in the Vista Dome, the Club, and Coach classes of service.
Walk-ups always welcome!!


Echo Canyon River Expeditions
Echo Canyon Logo45000 West Hwy 50
Cañon City, CO 81212
800.591.3246 or 719.275.3154
E-mail: info@raftecho.com


Echo Canyon River Expeditions will provide your family with an incredible rafting experience and an excellent value. We offer truly world class amenities and service. Join us for a half-day, full-day or multi-day raft trip, or choose from a number of premier packages including our Raft & Zip, Raft & ATV or Raft-n-Rail®.
Enjoy our 8 Mile Bar & Grill restaurant with indoor or patio seating with beautiful mountain views. Make your vacation planning easy and stay at our Echo Canyon Campground and RV Park just across the street from our restaurant and rafting office. Our campground has numerous pull-through RV sites, shaded tent sites and cabin rentals available.
Echo Canyon is located eight miles west of Cañon City and just one hour from Colorado Springs. Give us a call or visit our website so we can assist you in the planning of your Colorado rafting vacation. We look forward to hosting you!


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iLean Ride Segway Tours
0029 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO 81212
Play Dirty ATV Tours
27077 US Hwy 50
Texas Creek, CO 81223
Raft Masters Rafting
2315 E. Main Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
Royal Gorge Anglers
49311 Hwy 50 West
(2 miles west of Canon City at Skyline Drive)
Cañon City, CO 81212
888.994.6743 or 719.269.3474
Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours
45045 US Hwy 50
Cañon City, CO 81212
Texas Creek Motor Sports
24366 US Highway 50 (just past mile marker 250)
Texas Creek, CO 81223

Recreation Information
Cañon City, Colorado has endless recreational opportunities from fishing and whitewater rafting, to viewing the abundant wildlife, or spending a day in one of our parks. Below are just a few ideas!


raftrecreation.jpgThe Arkansas River

As the snow melts high in the Colorado Rockies, world class whitewater rapids are born in the Royal Gorge Region. The Arkansas River hosts more rafters than any other river in the world. Easy access and wide diversity, awards the Arkansas River recognition as the number one river in the country for rafting and kayaking. Bighorn Sheep Canyon just west of Cañon City offers Class II-Class III waters, ideal for first time rafters and families, while the Royal Gorge itself boasts the steep drops and huge rapids that make this the Class IV and V run that draws experienced rafters from far and wide.

fishing.jpgArkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

The Arkansas River provides other water sports for the ultimate sports enthusiast. Kayaking the rapids through Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a premier place for intermediate kayakers to test their mastery of the sport. Others who prefer to remain grounded can try their luck at fly fishing for rainbow trout.

Touring through the Royal Gorge Region whether on horseback, on mountain bike or by foot, is an extraordinary experience that will not be matched anywhere on earth. Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area is a unique rec area stretching 148 miles from high in the mountains where the Arkansas River is born all the way to it's holding area at Lake Pueblo.

campfire.jpgWildlife prospers throughout the area and can be seen without much effort from visitors, Deer, rabbits, hummingbirds and chipmunks are the most prevalent. However, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, bears, elk, bald eagles, and antelope can be seen if you keep your eyes open!golf.jpg

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