The Royal Gorge Region

Attractions

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Fremont Center for the Arts

505 Macon Ave
Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-2790

Open: Tues – Sat, 10am-4pm (and Sunday Noon-4pm in July & August only)
Admission: $3.00, and Free for FCA Members and children under 12
Admission for July & August Special Exhibits: $8.00, $5.00 Fremont County Residents, $3.00 FCA Members, Free Children under 12

MISSION STATEMENT: “Fremont Center for the Arts fosters and enriches the cultural and economic health for the Greater Fremont County Region through partnerships, presentations, education, and preservation of the Arts for present and future generations”

Located in “Historic Downtown Cañon City,” across from Cañon City Library, and within walking distance of Cañon City History Museum, Prison Museum and Dinosaur Depot Museum, Fremont Center for the Arts was originally founded in June 1947 and has been part of the community for over 65 years. We have the distinction of being the oldest privately run art center in the United States, and our building is listed in the National Resister of Historic Places. Housed in the 1933 historic Post Office Building, FCA presents exhibits and events throughout the year for all ages and interests, exhibits a rotation of the Permanent Collection, conducts art classes and shares a Gift Shop of original work to the public.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

4218 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO 81212
719.275.7507 or 888.333.5597

Brand new describes the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, even though the park is almost nine decades old. In June 2013, the park was 90 percent destroyed by a wildfire. Miraculously, the Royal Gorge Bridge suffered minimal damage. A brand new Visitor Center along with brand new attractions and adventures, showcase the beauty of the gorge and the mind-boggling depth of America’s highest suspension bridge.

Admission includes a brand new aerial gondola, the Plaza Theater and Historical Expo, the new children’s play area featuring a carousel, and of course, the bridge with its 360 degree views of pure Colorado. The Royal Rush Skycoaster and Cloudscraper Zipline are an adrenaline rush not to be missed. Both are extra pay attractions. The park will continue to build over the next few years adding more fun-filled attractions. Be sure to watch our website or social media pages for all the updates!

Abby Event Complex

2951 E Hwy 50
Cañon City, CO 81212
719.275.8631

The Abbey is an unique and extraordinary venue in Southern Colorado that welcomes thousands of guests every year. The beautiful and serene setting enhances gatherings of all kinds.

The Abbey, formerly known as the Holy Cross Abbey & Abbey School, was home to monks from the Order of St. Benedict and Catholic College Prep High School for boys. Today, The Abbey is privately owned and hosts numerous activities and events throughout the year. Services include a full service Event Center for meetings, banquets, groups large & small. Group lodging facilities, a gym for recreational activities, chapel & monastery, and open space.

The Abbey is the perfect place to bring people together for any group or corporate function. Whether you’re planning a company meeting, relaxing retreat, a wedding, or a reunion you can count on our friendly and helpful staff to make it a fantastic success that is a joy to plan and execute.

Museum of Colorado Prisons

1st & Macon
Cañon City, CO  81212
719.269.3015

Cañon City in southern Colorado is the home of the Museum of Colorado Prisons, a showcase of the atmosphere and exhibits of days, staff and inmates gone by. A visit to the the Royal Gorge Region isn’t complete without stopping and “doing time” in this historical cell house that was the original Women’s Correctional Facility constructed in 1935.

Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

3011 E Hwy 50
Cañon City, CO  81212
719.276.5191 or 877.422.9463

A dream of a fine winery located on the grounds of the historic Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, Colorado. Today, that dream is a reality, and the staff at the winery proudly invites you to share in the vision of those dynamic and innovative monks. Since July 2002, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been attracting visitors from all over the world. Located on the pastoral and serene grounds of The Holy Cross Abbey, nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Wet Mountains, the winery and tasting room are shining examples of what draws visitors to Cañon City and Fremont County.

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Testimonials

  • 4 star rating Dining on the rails We had a club car experience and it was wonderful! Our seats were on the south side of the train and it had an incredible view for the duration of... read more - EliLap24 - 6/25/2020 

    5 star rating Great time. Very fun! Inside car gets a little chilly so bring a light sweater. Friendly staff made us feel so comfortable. Train ride awesome and view was great!! Female conductor was... read more - debdanjo3 - 6/23/2020 

    5 star rating Great Experience This a must do in Colorado springs. We went to the Royal Gorge bridge prior to riding the train and it really made a difference. The river is spectacular... read more - RobertD4137 - 6/22/2020 

  • 5 star rating Fun day trip This was my first time on a passenger train and it didn’t disappoint. We sat in the Vista Dome and the views were amazing. It was nice to... read more - herowannabe - 6/20/2020 

    5 star rating Moments Make Memories Enjoying nachos and Prosecco, delivered by Acacia. She’s funny, efficient, quick, and a wealth of knowledge - Nicole G. - 6/17/2020 

    4 star rating Great views and service, food just ok Took the dome car with our family of five, all sat together, it was very comfortable, but if it’s a nice day I would’ve gone coach and spent the ride... read more - RTMamacita - 6/14/2020 

ROYAL GORGE ROUTE RAILROAD

Adventure awaits

Hop aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure through the Royal Gorge and Colorado Rockies. Departing daily from the Santa Fe Depot in Canon City.

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