100+ THINGS TO DO IN FREMONT COUNTY

 

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

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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. 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 Legatum Cellars
  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
  15. Visit the site of the ”Bone Wars
  16. Go zip-lining with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours or the Skycoaster at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
  17. Go for a spin on a Segway
  18. Get a bird’s-eye view of the Royal Gorge in a helicopter
  19. Go horseback riding
  20. Take a walk on the Arkansas River Walk
  21. Test your nerves on a Via Ferrata at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
  22. Visit the Colorado Prison Museum
  23. Stop by the Visitor's Cabin at Veterans' Park
  24. Attend Cañon City’s Christmas Parade of Lights
  25. Go mountain biking @ Oil Well Flats [trail map]
  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. Take a pottery class
  30. Go on an exciting Jeep tour
  31. Enjoy great art, music, and shopping  at Cañon City’s First Friday Art Walk
  32. Stay in a charming B&B/vacation rental
  33. Celebrate the region's apple-growing history at Penrose Apple Days
  34. Enjoy a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop
  35. Rent a fat tire bike at Cañon City Brews & Bikes and take it for a spin on amazing local mountain biking trails
  36. Adopt a furry friend at the Humane Society of Fremont County
  37. Take fly fishing lessons
  38. Dine at a variety of local restaurant like Turmeric Restaurant and Cinnamon Shack Cafe
  39. Go for a picnic at Red Canyon Park
  40. Visit unique shops in Florence, the Antique Capital of Colorado like Bakers Rack All Things Kitchen
  41. Explore trails with stunning views at the Royal Gorge [trail map]
  42. Take a scenic drive on Oak Creek Grade
  43. Learn about the area’s history at a local museum
    Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center
    Florence Pioneer Museum & Research Center
  44. Rent a tube or inflatable kayak from Royal Gorge Rafting Tours and go for a float down the Arkansas River
  45. Soak in a hot spring
  46. Shop at a local apothecary like Mel’s Mill
  47. Go to a classic car show
  48. Take a yoga class
  49. Enjoy a tasty ice cream treat at You Scream Treat Emporium
  50. Learn how to paint from a local artist
  51. Visit a farmers’ market
  52. Take your furry friends to a dog park
  53. Walk or bike through historic tunnels on Tunnel Drive
  54. Go to a concert overlooking the Royal Gorge at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
  55. Cool off at the Centennial Park splash pad
  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. Indulge your sweet tooth at the Cinnamon Shack Cafe
  62. Get wet and wild at Florence’s Wet/Dry Parade
  63. Plan a scenic wedding
  64. Enjoy live entertainment at local bars and restaurants like at Cañon City Brews & Bikes and Florence Brewing Company
  65. Go on a guided historic bike tour of Cañon City
  66. Pan for gold
  67. Visit the Prospect Heights Jail
  68. Play disc golf
  69. Watch spectacular sunrises/sunsets from Skyline Drive
  70. Sharpen your archery skills
  71. Practice your kayaking skills at the Centennial Park play wave
  72. Get a massage
  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
  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. 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. Find your way through a corn maze
  86. Test your sleuthing skills on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train
  87. Relax with a frosty beverage on a beautiful outdoor patio at Cañon City Brews & Bikes and Florence Brewing Company
  88. Get a panoramic view from Island in the Sky
  89. Visit the historic Garden Park School
  90. Identify rocks from 48 different states in the Skyline Drive entrance arch
  91. Visit the remains of a haunted stagecoach stop
  92. Learn about the story of dinosaurs in the region
  93. Go geocaching
  94. Hike the Marsh Felch Dinosaur Trail
  95. Go glamping with Millenium Grown
  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 Festival
  102. Volunteer at a local non-profit organization
  103. Test your knowledge of trivia at Cañon City Brews & Bikes and Florence Brewing Company
  104. 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
  105. Go on a Chocolate Walk
  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
  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 Photography Club
  114. Practice Tai Chi in the park with the Cañon City Tai Chi Club
  115. Learn how to sew
  116. Get a mani/pedi
  117. Learn how to quilt
  118. Celebrate the area’s river culture at the Royal Gorge White Water Festival
  119. Play bingo
  120. Go to a City Council meeting Watch a play at the historic Rialto Theater
  121. Watch a play 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. Shop for bargains at a thrift store
  127. Buy locally crafted items at unique gift stores like Kaleidoscope Inspiration
  128. Pay tribute to veterans at the War Memorial Park at the Fremont County Airport
  129. Take in a community theater show
  130. Take in a community choir, band, or orchestra concert
  131. Play pool
  132. Ride your bike in the Tour de Coal Towns
  133. Go canoeing at Brush Hollow
  134. Show off your talents at open mic night
  135. Fly a kite at Pathfinder Park
  136. Go to a pancake breakfast
  137. Go on a ghost hunt
  138. Go on a guided birdwalk
  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. Celebrate the grape harvest at the Harvest Festival
  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. Enjoy the many activities of Cañon City’s Music and Blossom Festival
  148. Hike to “The Temple” in Temple Canyon
  149. Go stand up paddleboarding or river surfing at Florence River Park
  150. Visit the ruins of the Vista Lodge Dance Hall

 

PLEASE VISIT THESE SPONSORS!
(Click on the logos for more info)

KALEIDOSCOPE INSPIRATION
602 Main Street
Cañon City, CO  81212
(719) 371-1202

LEGATUM CELLARS
1704 Willow Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
PH: (719) 210-7971

TURMERIC RESTAURANT
106 W Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
PH: (719) 784-7051

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

YOU SCREAM TREAT EMPORIUM
331 Royal Gorge Blvd., Ste. E
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 275-3434

ROYAL GORGE
BRIDGE & PARK

4218 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO  81212
(719) 275-7507

BAKERS RACK
ALL THINGS KITCHEN
118 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
(719) 784-7141

MEL’S MILL
735 S 9th Street
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 429-1789

CINNAMON SHACK CAFE
116 E Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
(719) 784-7121

MILLENNIUM GROWN
Florence, CO 81226
(719) 248-1037 or 7017EVENTS
Exclusive glamping experience

NATURAL WONDER DESIGNS
@ Kaleidoscope Inspiration

602 Main Street
Cañon City, CO  81212
(719) 371-1202