The 5 Most Romantic Things to Do in Canon City for Couples

Embark on a romantic journey in Colorado's Royal Gorge Region with Royal Gorge Cabins.Romantic getaways in Cañon City, Colorado can involve any number of experiences, from hiking and other outdoor recreation here where the Southern Rockies meet the High Plains to some bone-deep, side-by-side R&R. If you ask us, there’s no more romantic sort of vacation than a retreat for two at a luxury cabin or glamping tent—and that’s exactly what we offer here at Royal Gorge Cabins, putting the scenic views and world-class activities of Colorado’s Royal Gorge Region at both of your fingertips!

Romantic Things to Do in Colorado’s Banana Belt

Here’s just some of the possibilities for your lovebirds’ escape at Royal Gorge Cabins!

Desert Reef Hot Spring

Only about a half-hour from your cozy Royal Gorge Cabins accommodations, you and your special someone can be happily steeping in the deliciously warm geothermal waters of Desert Reef Hot Spring. Set in a secluded, rather mesmerizing desert-like landscape with views to the soaring Wet Mountains, this private, reservation-based soaking area offers unparalleled opportunities to fully bliss out—in your swimsuits or your birthday suits, given this is mainly a clothing-optional hot spring!

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The Royal Gorge Route’s Dinner Train & Vista Dome Experience

Combine a romantic meal with dazzling views of the famous Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River on the Royal Gorge Route’s dinner trains! From Colorado Slow-Roasted Prime Rib to Vegetable Napoleon, and from expertly mixed cocktails and fine wine to sudsy microbrews, you’ll get to savor excellent on-the-go gastronomy, with anytime access to an open-air observation car serving up unforgettable looks at the soaring walls and whitewater roll of the Royal Gorge. The Vista Dome car takes things to another level, with options for weekend after-hours rides showing off nighttime starscapes and lit-up Royal Gorge Bridge.

interior of dining car on Royal Gorge Route train

The Holy Cross Abbey & Winery in Cañon City

The two of you can also make your way to the historic agricultural core of Cañon City and enjoy a private wine tasting or light appetizers at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, which calls home the grounds of a gorgeous 19th-century monastery and delivers swoon-worthy mountain views from its vineyards.

Make a Picnic Out of a Local Hike

From the Royal Gorge Rim and Temple Canyon trails to the Point Alta Vista and Beaver Creek routes, you’ll find yourself spoiled for choices when it comes to top-tier hiking trails in the Royal Gorge Region and Fremont County while enjoying our decked-out accommodations.

To really crank up the romance, pack a picnic for two to enjoy on the Canyon Rim Trail, which presents some incredible views of the Royal Gorge and its iconic suspension bridge, the highest in the United States.

couple enjoying picnic on mountainside

Kicking Back Together at Royal Gorge Cabins

With so many choices for outdoor recreation, sightseeing, high culture, and more at your fingertips, you and your sweetheart certainly won’t be hurting for things to do on a romantic getaway at Royal Gorge Cabins. But simply marinating in rustic luxury at your cabin makes for pitch-perfect romance—not least when you’re sharing a meal together on your mountain-backdropped private patio!

Other Ideas for Romantic Getaways in Cañon City, Colorado

The above possibilities alone give you quite the romance-ready itinerary during your Royal Gorge Cabins stay, but we’ll throw in some bonus ideas just to sweeten the deal: Consider an afternoon of unhurried shopping in the fabulous Florence Antique District only about 10 miles away, and perhaps time your stay with us for a romantic getaway in Cañon City, Colorado for the springtime Music & Blossom Festival, which celebrates the early vernal blooming of Colorado’s Banana Belt.

For the best Royal Gorge glamping and cabin rentals in Cañon City, Colorado, look no further than Royal Gorge Cabins: tailor-made for a romantic escape amid jaw-dropping natural splendor! Reserve your luxury cabin here today.

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Ben Sack

Ben Sack is the General Manager of Echo Canyon River Expeditions and Royal Gorge Cabins. He's also a raft guide, photographer, and he loves exploring Colorado and beyond with his wife and two boys.

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