Canon City Outdoors

Camp in Royal Gorge Country

Royal Gorge Country is an exceptional place to camp with gorgeous views and lovely weather. The area offers a wide range of private, city, state and national campgrounds, with facilities ranging from cabins to full hookup RV sites to tent campsites.

Fly Fish the Arkansas

The Arkansas River offers the best fly fishing in the southern Rocky Mountain region. Excellent public access, gorgeous weather, and the sheer numbers of fish make the stretch of Arkansas River from Howard to Texas Creek a favorite fly fishing location. There you can cast for wild Brown Trout in the company of big horn sheep, eagles, and other wildlife. Book a guided fishing trip with local anglers and outfitters, brush up on your fly fishing skills with a class, or head out on your own for some riverside solitude.

Rock Climb

Twelve miles north of Cañon City, the Shelf Road Recreation Area offers world class rock climbing. Five limestone canyons hold more than 700 climbing routes, designed and maintained by national and international climbing experts. Beautiful scenery, inexpensive campsites, and several miles of foot trails attract hikers, mountain bikers, ATV-ers, and horseback riders as well as 32,000+ climbers per year.


Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or a pulse-raising workout, you can find a trail to suit your needs. About seven miles out of town, the moderate Stultz Trail serves horseback riders and mountain bikers as well as hikers; or venture a few more miles to the more challenging Tanner Trail for more spectacular mountain views. The narrow Tunnel Drive is a hiking trail in the foothills west of Cañon City. These and other area trails attract hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders year-round.

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