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10 Things to Do in Canon City This Weekend

Canon City offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in Colorado and lucky for you, Country Green Apartments offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Museum of Colorado Prisons! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like romantic date nights, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Canon City, CO! Being so close to the action at Country Green Apartments, you’ll always have something fun to do while you’re in the area.


Top 5 Places To Visit


1. Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Spanning the Royal Gorge nearly 1000ft above the raging Arkansas River just west of Canon City, the Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the U.S.! On each side of the bridge, a 360-acre amusement park offers rides and attractions, as well as a visitor’s center featuring an amphitheater, exhibits on the history of the bridge, canyon, and park, restrooms, concessions, and a souvenir shop to commemorate your visit.

Attractions at the park include the Royal Rush Skycoaster sending riders flying over the edge of the canyon, North America’s highest zip line, a funicular Incline Railway transporting riders down the steep edges of the canyon, the Via Ferrata for a heart-pounding climbing experience, a Gondola ride across the canyon, Tommy Knocker Playland for children, a wildlife park, and much more! A visit to Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is a guaranteed adrenaline rush!

4218 County Rd 3A
Canon City, CO 81212

Admission: Free Under 6, Kids (6-12) $22, General $27



2. The Museum of Colorado Prisons

Housed in the former Colorado state women’s prison, The Museum of Colorado Prisons is dedicated to the preservation of the storied legacy of prisons in the Canon City area. Exhibitions throughout the Museum depict prison life ranging from Colorado’s territorial period through the modern-day, highlighting the daily activities and living conditions of the facilities’ wardens, guards, and inmates, including some of the area’s most infamous jailbirds.

Canon City, nearby Florence and outlying areas of Fremont County are home to many state and federal prisons, including ADX Florence, the nation’s only supermax prison. Throughout the year, the Museum hosts a variety of events and educational programs, many with a focus on the prison’s significant paranormal activity. A gift shop features a wide array of books, souvenirs, and gifts such as toy handcuffs and black and white striped aprons.

201 N 1st St
Canon City, CO 81212
Admission: Free Under 6, Kids (6-12) $8, General $10, Seniors (65+) $9



3. The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

Nestled in to the foot of the Wet Mountains in eastern Canon City, the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey produces quality wines with a rich and unique origin. The Abbey’s monks began producing wine in 1886 in conjunction with the Holy Cross boarding school. After the school’s enrollment waned in the mid -1980s, the remaining monks established a vineyard and turned their full-time attention to wine-making as a means to support the Abbey.


The on-site tasting room allows visitors to sample the winery’s impressive selection of wines from sauvignon blanc and chardonnays, to syrahs and merlots. A chef-curated menu of cheeses, fruits, salads, sandwiches and wraps is available for the perfect pairing. Once you’ve found your wine of choice, bottles are available for purchase directly from the shop. Throughout the year, the Winery hosts a variety of community events and festivals to celebrate wine.

3011 E US Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212

4. Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours

The legendary Arkansas River is known worldwide for its incredible whitewater rapids and Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours is Colorado’s most popular rafting guide outfit. Opt for a family-friendly trip through Class II & III rapids in Bighorn Sheep Canyon, ride Class IV & 5 rapids through the Royal Gorge, or kickback by the fire while camping in a riverside yurt on an overnight rafting excursion down the picturesque Arkansas River.  

In addition to whitewater rafting, the company also offers guided gold medal fly-fishing excursions, exhilarating zip line tours and a variety of overnight lodging options, including intimate 4-person yurts, rustic ranches, and well-appointed glamping cabins that accommodate up to 20 guests. The basecamp for Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline Tours is located on Highway 50, just a few miles west of Canon City near the turn-off to access the Royal Gorge.

45045 W US Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212
Admission: Varies 



5. Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Hop aboard the famous Royal Gorge Route Railroad at the Santa Fe Depot in Canon City for a dramatic two-hour train ride through the breathtaking Royal Gorge. Completed in the 1880s, the Railroad traverses the narrow valley for 50 miles along-side the roaring Arkansas River. The 1950s-era train includes an open-air car for spectacular views of the sheer canyon and the Royal Gorge Bridge nearly 1000 ft above the tracks!

Throughout the year, the train serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in well-appointed club cars with mouthwatering menus created by renowned Sysco Executive Chef John Tusa. The Railroad also hosts several themed events and special services such as the annual Santa Express during the holiday season, ferrying riders to the North Pole down the canyon to visit Santa and his workshop, all with Christmas carols ringing in your ears!

330 Royal Gorge Blvd
Canon City, CO 81212
Admission: Varies 



Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Canon City


Pizza Madness

Best Pizza

Voted Fremont County’s favorite pizza for 10 years and counting, Pizza Madness crafts delicious pies using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available. Start with an order of crispy baked chicken wings or a garden-fresh salad, try a specialty pizza, or craft your own. Pizza Madness also serves calzones, a selection of Italian sandwiches, and a variety of ice-cold draft beer!

509 Main St
Canon City, CO 81212


El Caporal

Best Mexican Food

Conveniently located on Main Street in the heart of Canon City, El Caporal serves authentic Mexican and southwestern cuisine that will make you feel like you’ve gone south of the border! El Caporal features favorites such as enchiladas, tacos, burritos, carne asada, and fajitas! Choose from an assortment of Mexican beers, or try a delicious margarita to go with your meal.

1028 Main St
Canon City, CO 81212


Le Petit Chablis

Best Date Night Restaurant

Get a taste of the “City of Lights” right here in Colorado at Le Petit Chablis! French-trained chef, Daniel Petit, and wife, Michelle, have been delighting patrons with exquisite French and European culinary creations since 1989. In addition to homemade French bread, Le Petit Chablis turns out incredible delicacies such as escargot, duck, lamb, and veal, all paired with an impressive French wine list.

512 Royal Gorge Blvd
Canon City, CO 81212


Whitewater Bar & Grill

Best Pub Fare

Offering traditional pub fare in a laid-back atmosphere, Whitewater Bar & Grill is a local favorite after a day of hiking, fishing, or whitewater rafting! Whitewater serves everything from wings and nachos, to burgers, sandwiches, and juicy steaks made from natural, Colorado-raised beef. Grab a drink from the bar and listen to live music while you play a game of horseshoes or sand volleyball in the large outdoor garden!

45045 W US Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212




Best Sushi

MOMO Sushi Bar, Wok & Grill creates delicious sushi and pan-Asian cuisine that is sure to tantalize the taste buds! From a great selection of fresh nigiri, sashimi, and unique rolls, to wok-fired noodles, fried rice, and stir-fry, MOMO has something for everyone. Cap off your meal with a cup of hot or cold sake, or choose from a variety of Japanese and domestic beers!

1540 Royal Gorge Blvd
Canon City, CO 81212