Fall Adventure Awaits: 5 Outdoor Activities for Glampers

view of garden of the gods and pikes peakJust because summertime has come to a close doesn’t mean that outdoor adventure needs to end for the year. In fact, with the leaves changing color and amazing weather still abundant around the state, the fall is a great time to experience glamping with outdoor activities in Colorado. 

Whether it be hiking, fishing, or stargazing, there are many opportunities for fun on a fall vacation in the Rocky Mountain State. If you book a Colorado glamping trip with Royal Gorge Cabins, you can experience the amazing outdoor splendor of the region, without sacrificing any comfort along the way.

Glamping With Outdoor Activities in the Fall

Visiting Colorado during the autumn months is a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while also avoiding the large crowds that tend to flock here during the summer. With kids back in school, you can have hiking trails and fishing holes all to yourself!

5 Glamping Activity Ideas

When you go glamping, you get all the comforts and amenities of a hotel room without ever being far from nature. In fact, the Royal Gorge area has a wide variety of outdoor activities suitable for people from all walks of life.


If you are interested in glamping with outdoor activities, the fall is an amazing time to go hiking. With crisp air, vibrant foliage, and rustling leaves, walking in the woods is a great way to leave your troubles behind. There are a number of great Canon City hiking trails within just a 5-minute drive from Royal Gorge Cabins. For most guests, we recommend the Point Alta Vista Trail, the Canyon Rim Trail, or the Overlook Loop Trail.

View of Point Alta Vista on the rim of the Royal Gorge


With the Arkansas River and countless alpine lakes in the area, there are amazing fishing options near Royal Gorge Cabins. If you are interested in fly fishing, be sure to check out one of the many experienced guides, teachers, and outfitters in the region. On the other hand, spin casting is also very effective for trout in rivers and lakes around the Royal Gorge.

brown trout

Wildlife Spotting

The fall season is one of the best times of year for wildlife spotting in Colorado. With fewer leaves on trees and bushes in the Rocky Mountains, it’s much easier to spot animals like moose and bighorn sheep from afar. Even more, with deer and elk in rut, they are moving around more and making noise – adding to the excitement of wildlife spotting during this time of year.


Colorado offers some of the best stargazing in the country. Especially in the months of September and October when afternoon thunderstorm activity has slowed, it’s easy to get a clear view of the sky. When you stay at Royal Gorge Cabins, you can see the stars directly from your cabin patio. If you really want to study the night sky and know the constellations, we recommend downloading a star gazing app.

Double king cabin in evening light

Jeep Tours

Since the state of Colorado was largely built on the mining industry, the Rocky Mountains are interwoven with countless mining roads and jeep trails. To take full advantage of these backcountry byways, we recommend booking a jeep tour with a professional outfitter in the Royal Gorge region. Not only will they get you to the coolest places, but they will also do it safely. This is just one of the popular glamping activities for adults.

jeep with garden of the gods and pikes peak in background

Your Fall Glamping Adventure With Royal Gorge Cabins Awaits

Ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of fall? Plan your unforgettable glamping adventure with Royal Gorge Cabins and experience the magic of autumn like never before. For more information, contact us or book one of our luxury glamping tents 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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