Things to do

In Cañon City, Colorado

There are so many attractions and things to do in Cañon City and the Royal Gorge area, it’ll be tough to fit it all into your vacation! Consider the many options below, and don’t forget our activity – planning concierge staff is more than happy to help you plan your perfect itinerary of Cañon City attractions.

Endless possibilities

Wondering What to Do in Cañon City?

Good news! There are limitless Cañon City attractions that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. From rafting to shopping and everything in between, let our knowledgeable team help you figure out what to do in Cañon City while you’re here.

Canon City Attractions

Echo Canyon Rafting

From calm family floats to extreme white water, Echo Canyon builds one-of-a-kind river rafting adventures. Regardless of your rafting comfort level or who you’ll be floating through the Royal Gorge with, your adventure will be unforgettable. Let the folks at Echo Canyon guide you on a classic Colorado adventure — river rafting on the beautiful Arkansas River.

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Pikes Peak and Cañon City attractions

We can’t list all of the Cañon City attractions and activities, but we want to give you a taste of the most popular things to do in Cañon City and the Royal Gorge / Pikes Peak areas. If the list is overwhelming, then you understand why we live and work in Colorado! Our staff is passionate about getting out there to explore the area, and we’ll be happy to share our own favorite activities. Or better yet, check out our Insider Info page with recommended vacation itineraries, scenic drives and our favorite picks to make your vacation the most memorable it can be. Venture to our neck of the woods and plan to stay for a bit. Your adventures are waiting for you!

Pikes Peak and Cañon City Attractions at a Glance

  • River rafting with Echo Canyon
  • Fishing the Arkansas River
  • Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
  • Historic Train Ride with Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  • Gold Mine Rock Shop
  • Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience Museum and Ropes Course
  • Jeep Tour near Royal Gorge
  • Mountain Biking Oil Well Flats and Royal Gorge Rim
  • Hiking Grape Creek and Temple Canyon
  • Zipline Tour with Adventures Out West
  • Wine Tasting at Holy Cross Abbey Winery
  • Golfing Four Mile Ranch
  • Pikes Peak Cog Railway
  • Drive Pikes Peak Highway
  • Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tour down Pikes Peak
  • Horseback ride with Academy Riding Stables
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Cave of the Winds
  • Seven Falls
  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings
  • Ghost Town Museum in Colorado Springs
  • Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour
  • Historic Cripple Creek Museums and Shopping
  • Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Old Colorado City Shops and Dining
  • Manitou Springs Soda Springs, Shops, Dining

And this is just the start of attractions and things to do in Cañon City! So bring your sense of adventure and prepare yourself for a memorable vacation in Colorado. A trip to the Royal Gorge area near Colorado Springs is a just the ticket for outdoor family adventures, adrenaline-charged activities, and non-stop fun. We’re excited to host you and we look forward to being part of your Colorado vacation.

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