—Photo courtesy of Terri Cook
Length: 4.0 miles roundtrip
Why we love it: A taste of the Royal Gorge without the crowds—or the entrance fee
When to go: Any time of year
Pre-hike buzz: Fuel up in Cañon City as you pass Cañon Coffee Café (aka Cañon City Mugs); 1520 Royal Gorge Blvd (US 50)
November 24 2015, 4:20 PM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
May 8 to 10 | Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Grand Re-Opening
Celebrate the Royal Gorge’s renaissance (last year the park debuted a new zipline and skycoaster after the 2013 wildfire) with music, food, and rides at this opening day fete.
May 8 to 10 | Mother’s Day...
May 6 2015, 10:15 AM
Shape Shifters | You’ve worked hard to get fit all season. As your schedule picks up, keep your summer physique with a few moves from three local trainers that you can squeeze in between car pool shifts.
Pint-Sized Colorado | Discover great trails for tykes, races for the smaller set,...
August 11 2014, 11:00 AM
Not all who migrate to Colorado are thrill-seekers. Take me, for example: I never learned to ski or snowboard, don’t like roller coasters, and was once accused of trying to break fingers when I sought comfort in a hand-squeeze during a plane takeoff. More often than not, I avoid the stomach-drop...
June 24 2014, 8:30 AM
Where: Colorado knows all too well the devastation that a wildfire can leave behind. However, the Centennial State also knows how to rebuild, which is exactly what happened after the Royal Gorge Fire destroyed much of the area's attractions on June 11, 2013. Less than a year later, the Royal...
March 24 2014, 8:30 AM
MARK YOUR CALENDAR March 15 Royal Gorge Bridge Reopens Colorado’s signature span reopens for limited weekend tours through June 15. The tour includes stops on the bridge as well as at Royal Rush Skycoaster and Point Sublime. March 22 Matisyau in the Mountains Quaint Crested Butte hosts the popular...
March 12 2014, 9:24 AM
A vehicle slowly crosses the Royal Gorge bridge.
April 9 2013, 8:18 AM