There’s never a shortage of things to do in Fremont County!

 How many have you done?

  1. Take a self-guided tour of Skyline Drive (download guide HERE)
  2. Cross the highest suspension bridge in the U.S.
  3. Go rock climbing along Shelf Road
  4. Take a hike
  5. Go fishing on a Gold Medal stream – the Arkansas River
  6. Check “skydiving” off your bucket list
  7. Go white water rafting
  8. Go to a wine tasting at a local winery
  9. Go camping
  10. Drink craft beer at a local brewery
  11. Take an epic train ride through the Royal Gorge
  12. See dinosaur footprints along Skyline Drive
  13. Visit unique shops in historic downtown Cañon City 
  14. Visit the site of the ”Bone Wars
  15. Go on a thrilling zip-line adventure
  16. Enjoy a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop
  17. Go to a classic car show like the Florence Merchants’ Car Show or Cañon Car Club‘s annual show
  18. Get a bird’s-eye view of the Royal Gorge in a helicopter
  19. Go horseback riding
  20. Take a stroll on the Arkansas River Walk
  21. Test your strength and nerves on a Via Ferrata
  22. Visit the Museum of Colorado Prisons
  23. Attend Cañon City’s Christmas Parade of Lights
  24. Drive the Gold Belt Scenic Byway (Shelf Road/Phantom Canyon)
  25. Play a round of golf
  26. Try locally-crafted hard cider
  27. Visit the Prospect Heights Jail
  28. Go on an exciting ATV or Jeep tour
  29. Enjoy great art, music, and shopping on First Friday in Cañon City
  30. Stay in a charming B&B/vacation rental
  31. Symbolically adopt an animal ambassador in support of Nature’s Educators
  32. Celebrate the region’s apple-growing history at Penrose Apple Days
  33. Go fly a kite at Pathfinder Park
  34. Adopt a furry friend at the Humane Society of Fremont County
  35. Dine at a wide variety of local restaurants
  36. Go for a picnic at Red Canyon Park
  37. Visit unique shops in Florence, the Antique Capital of Colorado
  38. Explore trails with stunning views at the Royal Gorge [trail map]
  39. Take a scenic drive on Oak Creek Grade
  40. Learn about the area’s history at a local museum
    * Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center
    * Florence Pioneer Museum & Research Center
  41. Rent a tube or inflatable kayak and go for a float down the Arkansas River
  42. Soak in a hot spring
  43. Check out Cañon City’s Whitewater Festival
  44. Take a yoga class
  45. Rent a fat tire bike and take it for a spin on amazing local mountain biking trails
  46. Indulge your sweet tooth at an ice cream shop or bakery
  47. Visit a farmers’ market
  48. Take your furry friends to a dog park
  49. Sharpen your archery skills
  50. Visit a local art gallery
  51. Walk, run, or bike through historic tunnels on Tunnel Drive
  52. Cool off at the Centennial Park splash pad
  53. Enjoy music, art, food, and great deals at Florence’s 2nd Saturday
  54. Play sand volleyball
  55. Perfect your karaoke skills
  56. Explore rock and mineral shops
  57. Play pickle ball at Rouse Park
  58. Stay in a yurt
  59. Celebrate the grape harvest at the Harvest Festival
  60. Get wet and wild at Florence’s Wet/Dry Parade
  61. Play pool at a local bar
  62. Plan a scenic wedding
  63. Enjoy live entertainment at local bars and restaurants
  64. Take a self-guided geology hike on the South Cañon Trails (download guide HERE)
  65. Pan for gold
  66. Play disc golf
  67. Visit a petting zoo or animal sanctuary
  68. Hone your kayaking skills at the Centennial Park whitewater park
  69. Go geocaching
  70. Take in a community theater show
  71. Take an art class at Fremont Center for the Arts or the Bell Tower Cultural Center
  72. Get in shape at a local gym/fitness center
  73. Run a 5K or 10K or even a half marathon
  74. Sponsor a rubber duck in the Rotary Club’s annual duck race
  75. Celebrate days past at Florence’s Pioneer Days
  76. Go bowling
  77. Test your knowledge of trivia
  78. Enjoy the many activities of Cañon City’s Music and Blossom Festival
  79. Take selfies with all 21 Dino Daze sculptures in Cañon City
  80. Look for bighorn Sheep in Bighorn Sheep Canyon
  81. Hike to the top of Fremont Peak
  82. Eat great pizza at a local pizzeria
  83. Ride the Santa Express
  84. Celebrate the 50s at Cañon City’s Flashback on Main
  85. Go to the movies
  86. Relax with a frosty beverage on a dog-friendly outdoor patio
  87. Get a panoramic view from Island in the Sky in the Oil Well Flats trail system
  88. Visit the historic Garden Park School
  89. Identify rocks from 48 different states in the Skyline Drive entrance arch
  90. Visit the remains of a haunted stagecoach stop
  91. Learn about the history of dinosaurs in the region
  92. Hike the Marsh Felch Dinosaur Trail
  93. Go glamping 
  94. Feed the ducks and geese at “Duck Park”
  95. Create a “make & take” craft project
  96. Try out local food truck fare
  97. Bike or hike to historic train trestles
  98. Go to a rodeo
  99. Escape in Time to Steampunk & Wine
  100. Volunteer at a local non-profit organization
  101. Take a self-guided Heritage tour (click the link to download a guide)
    * Fremont County’s Coal Camps
    * Western Fremont County
    Fremont County Cemeteries
    Downtown Cañon City
    Downtown Florence
    Historic Howard
  102. Get great deals at Spring and Fall Junktique in Florence
  103. Ride your bike in the Tour de Coal Towns
  104. Take part in a cornhole tournament
  105. Go to an air show
  106. Learn about the “Railroad War”
  107. Attend Sunrise Easter Service at the Royal Gorge Bridge
  108. Practice your ax-throwing skills
  109. Go to a library (Cañon City, Florence, Penrose)
  110. Go rockhounding with the Cañon City Geology Club
  111. Meet up with fellow shutterbugs at the Cañon City Camera Club
  112. Learn how to sew
  113. Hike in a slot canyon
  114. Watch a Nature’s Educators raptor flight show at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
  115. Go bird watching
  116. Learn how to quilt
  117. Play bingo
  118. Go to Boo at the Bridge
  119. Take in the sights at the Royal Gorge while running a race at Starpoint’s Rim to Rim Royal Gorge Races
  120. Go to a City Council meeting
  121. Watch a play or a band at the historic Rialto Theater
  122. Enjoy 325+ days of sunshine per year in Cañon City – Colorado’s “Climate Capital”
  123. Go backpacking in Fremont County’s slice of the Sangre de Cristo mountains
  124. Go to a haunted house
  125. Go to the Fremont County Fair
  126. Go for a hike with a paleontologist
  127. Shop for bargains at a thrift store
  128. Buy locally crafted items at unique gift stores like Kaleidoscope Inspiration and Gift Chateau
  129. Pay tribute to veterans at the War Memorial Park at the Fremont County Airport
  130. Take in a community choir, band, or philharmonic concert
  131. Go canoeing at Brush Hollow
  132. Go to a craft fair
  133. Show off your talents at open mic night
  134. Go to a pancake breakfast
  135. Take the “Keep It Gorgeous” Pledge
  136. Go hiking or backpacking to alpine lakes
  137. Climb a 13er – Bushnell Peak (the highest point in Fremont County)
  138. Go on a ghost hunt
  139. Visit a local Chamber of Commerce (Cañon City, Florence, Penrose)
  140. Pitch in to clean up trash with FAR,  the Cañon City Rec District, or Fremont360’s Litter Mates
  141. Attend a black-tie event like FAR’s We Are All Made of Stars
  142. Take the kids to a fishing derby
  143. Participate in a flag football tournament
  144. Try to spot sandhill cranes during their spring migration
  145. Get your adrenalin pumping at an aerial park ropes course
  146. Go off-roading at one of several dedicated off-roading areas in Fremont County
  147. Hike to “The Temple” in Temple Canyon
  148. Go stand up paddleboarding or river surfing at Florence River Park
  149. Go hiking or mountain biking @ Oil Well Flats [trail map]
  150. Go to a concert overlooking the Royal Gorge
  151. Watch spectacular sunrises/sunsets from Skyline Drive
  152. Find your way through a corn maze
  153. Test your sleuthing skills on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train


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