100+ THINGS TO DO
IN FREMONT COUNTY

[MOBILE VERSION]

 

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

 

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KALEIDOSCOPE INSPIRATION
602 Main Street
Cañon City, CO  81212
(719) 431-3461
THE WINERY AT
HOLY CROSS ABBEY
3011 US Hwy 50
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 276-5191
TRENDING ON MAIN
125 E Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
(630) 292-2472

FLORENCE BREWING CO.
200 S Pikes Peak Avenue
Florence, CO 81226
PH: (719) 784-7441

CAÑON CITY BREWS & BIKES
224 Main Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
PH: (719) 275-2472

ROYAL GORGE RAFTING &
ZIP LINE TOURS
45045 W US Hwy 50
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 275-7238

APPLE VALLEY CIDER CO.
103 Broadway #13
Penrose, CO 81240
(719) 315-1155
www.applevalleycider.com
MEDORA
415 Main Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 345-4292
ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE & PARK
4218 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO  81212
(719) 275-7507
BAKER’S RACK
ALL THINGS KITCHEN
118 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
(719) 784-7141
MILLENNIUM GROWN WELLNESS
219 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
(719) 881-1212
GIFT CHATEAU
731 Main Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 458-1252
NIRVANA CULINARY PARADISE
413 Main Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 345-4182
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