100+ THINGS TO DO IN FREMONT COUNTY

 

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

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

        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

        ROYAL GORGE
        BRIDGE & PARK

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

        SHEPPERLY FARM
        3240 Grandview Avenue
        Cañon City, CO  81212
        (719) 232-1772

        BOAT BARN BAGEL CO.
        420 Main Street
        Cañon City, CO 81212
        (719) 458-1047
        YOU SCREAM TREAT EMPORIUM
        331 Royal Gorge Blvd., Suite E
        Cañon City, CO 81212
        (719) 275-3434
        PAPA’S RESTAURANT
        132 W Main Street
        Florence, CO 81226
        (719) 784-7888
        LITTLE GEM OF FLORENCE
        124 W. Main Street
        Florence, CO 81226

        NATURAL WONDER DESIGNS
        @ Kaleidoscope Inspiration

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

         

         

         

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