Find your ultimate Colorado vacation at the Royal Gorge

Posted on July 30, 2015

Colorado vacation at the Royal Gorge

Visit the Royal Gorge Region of Colorado

Go whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, visit the Royal Gorge Bridge Colorado, ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, and other ideas for your ultimate Colorado vacation at the Royal Gorge – all just one hour from Colorado Springs.


Raft the Arkansas River

Colorado whitewater rafting trips

Raft trips run through the end of September

The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River is a whitewater rafting paradise with big rapids, grand geology and historic engineering. The rapids in the Royal Gorge are rated class IV (V) by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, but the difficulty of this section varies with water levels. Challenge classic rapids like Sunshine Falls, The Grateful Dead, Sledgehammer, The Narrows, Wall Slammer, Boat Eater and much more. Full-day and half-day trips depart daily through Labor Day. Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a family-friendly rafting trip for young families or first-time rafters.

25% off all Royal Gorge Raft Trips

  • OFFER EXPIRES AUGUST 17, 2015
  • Raft now through the end of September
  • Book online with promo code: RoyalGorge
  • Questions? Call 800-723-8987
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Visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Royal Gorge Zipline Tours

Family adventure

Cañon City authorized the building of the Royal Gorge Bridge in 1929 and at 955 feet above the river it held the record as highest bridge in the world until 2001. The bridge is now the centerpiece of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and is still owned by Cañon City. Other features of the park include gondolas and zip lines from rim to rim, the Royal Rush Sky Coaster, visitor center, children’s play land and much more.

Package a Royal Gorge 1/2 day raft trip with a Bridge and Park Adrenaline Pass

  • Includes zip line and Sky Coaster
  • Get 25% off the rafting portion of the package
  • Book online with promo code: RoyalGorge
  • Questions? Call 800-723-8987
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Ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Colorado vacation at the Royal Gorge

Family night, murder mystery, dinner train

The first excursion train traveled through the Royal Gorge on May 7, 1879. This was after years of court battles between the Denver & Rio Grande and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad was reestablished in the fall of 1998 and is now a premier attraction carrying more than 100,000 guests through the Royal Gorge each year.

Package a Royal Gorge 1/2 day raft trip with the Royal Gorge Route Railroad

  • Includes train passes
  • Get 25% off the rafting portion of the package
  • Book online with promo code: RoyalGorge
  • Questions? Call 800-723-8987
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Go trail riding on horseback

Royal Gorge by horseback.

One, two and three-hour rides

Journey back into the 1800’s and experience the Wild West by horseback. Royal Gorge Trail Rides has horses for all levels of experience. All rides provide plenty of time to take photos and enjoy Colorado’s canyon country. Choose from one, two or three-hour trail rides plus the popular sunset ride.

Package a Royal Gorge 1/2 day raft trip with a sunset ride on horseback

  • Includes Sunset Ride
  • Get 25% off the rafting portion of the package
  • Book online with promo code: RoyalGorge
  • Questions? Call 800-723-8987

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