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. Go on a Jeep tour
        3. Soar over the Royal Gorge in a helicopter
        4. Take an epic train ride through the Royal Gorge
        5. Walk across the highest suspension bridge in the country
        6. Go rock climbing along Shelf Road
        7. Go hiking
        8. Go fishing on a Gold Medal stream – the Arkansas River
        9. Check “skydiving” off your bucket list
        10. Rent an ATV
        11. Go white water rafting with Royal Gorge Rafting
        12. Go wine tasting at a local winery like Legatum Cellars
        13. Go camping
        14. Drink craft beer at a local brewery like Florence Brewing Company
        15. Challenge your friends to a game of cornhole at Cañon City Brews & Bikes
        16. Take fly fishing lessons
        17. See dinosaur footprints along Skyline Drive
        18. Visit unique shops in historic downtown Cañon City like Kaleidoscope Inspiration
        19. Visit the site of the Bone Wars
        20. Go zip-lining with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
        21. Test your nerves on a Via Ferrata
        22. Go for a spin on a Segway
        23. Challenge your friends to laser tag
        24. Go horseback riding
        25. Walk the Arkansas Riverwalk
        26. Visit the Colorado Prison Museum
        27. Go to one of many festivals held in Fremont County
        28. Attend Cañon City’s Christmas Parade of Lights
        29. Pan for gold
        30. Go mountain biking @ Oil Well Flats [trail map]
        31. Drive the Gold Belt Scenic Byway (Shelf Road/Phantom Canyon)
        32. Play a round of golf
        33. Take a pottery class
        34. Enjoy great art, music, and shopping  at Cañon City’s First Friday Art Walk
        35. Stay in a B&B
        36. Try locally-crafted hard cider at Apple Valley Cider Co.
        37. Celebrate the region's apple-growing history at Penrose Apple Days
        38. Adopt a furry friend at the Humane Society of Fremont County
        39. Watch a play at the historic Rialto Theater
        40. Enjoy a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop
        41. Dine at a local restaurant like Turmeric Restaurant
        42. Shop for antiques in Florence, the Antique Capital of Colorado
        43. Rent a fat tire bike at Cañon City Brews & Bikes
        44. Rent a tube or inflatable kayak from Royal Gorge Rafting Tours and go for a float down the Arkansas River
        45. Go for a picnic at Red Canyon Park
        46. Explore the hiking and mountain biking trails at the Royal Gorge [trail map]
        47. Drive up the Oak Creek Grade
        48. Learn about the history of Fremont County at a local museum
          Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center
               * Florence Pioneer Museum & Research Center
        49. Go bowling
        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 like Evolve
        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
        58. Cool off at the Centennial Park splash pad
        59. Play sand volleyball
        60. Practice your karaoke skills @ Cañon City Brews & Bikes
        61. Explore rock and mineral shops
        62. Enjoy a swim at a public pool
        63. Play pickle ball at Rouse Park
        64. Stay in a yurt
        65. Play bingo
        66. Plan a scenic wedding
        67. Enjoy live entertainment at local bars and restaurants like at Cañon City Brews & Bikes and Florence Brewing Company
        68. Go on a guided historic bike tour of Cañon City
        69. Visit the Prospect Heights Jail
        70. Play disc golf
        71. Watch spectacular sunrises/sunsets from Skyline Drive
        72. Practice your kayaking skills at the Centennial Park play wave
        73. Get your bike tuned up at Frankenbikes, pick up a FAR Adventure Guide, and hit the trails
        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
        77. Feed your sweet tooth
        78. Eat great pizza at a local pizzeria
        79. Run a 5K
        80. Sponsor a rubber duck in the Rotary Club’s annual duck race
        81. Celebrate the 50s at Flashback on Main Street in Cañon City
        82. Celebrate days past at Florence’s Pioneer Days
        83. Go to a Steampunk festival
        84. Take selfies with all 21 Dino Daze sculptures in Cañon City
        85. Look for Bighorn Sheep in Bighorn Sheep Canyon
        86. Hike to the top of Fremont Peak
        87. Ride the Santa Express
        88. Visit a corn maze
        89. Test your sleuthing skills on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train
        90. Get a panoramic view from Island in the Sky
        91. Visit the historic Garden Park School
        92. Identify rocks from 48 different states in the Skyline Drive entrance arch
        93. Visit the remains of an old haunted stagecoach stop
        94. Learn about the story of dinosaurs in the region
        95. Go geocaching
        96. Hike the Marsh Felch Dinosaur Trail
        97. Pick your own apples
        98. Go glamping
        99. Feed the ducks and geese at “Duck Park”
        100. Do a “make & take” craft project
        101. Go to a rodeo
        102. Volunteer at a local non-profit organization
        103. Buy an ice cream cone
        104. Test your knowledge of trivia at Cañon City Brews & Bikes and Florence Brewing Company
        105. 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 
        106. Go on a Chocolate Walk
        107. Try out food truck fare at Florence Brewing Company
        108. Visit a petting zoo
        109. Go to an air show
        110. Attend Sunrise Easter Service at the Royal Gorge
        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. Ride your bike on historic train trestles (COMING SOON)
        115. Practice Tai Chi in the park with the Cañon City Tai Chi Club
        116. Learn how to sew
        117. Get a mani/pedi
        118. Learn how to quilt
        119. Celebrate our river culture at the Royal Gorge White Water Festival
        120. Celebrate the 4th of July at Florence's Wet/Dry Parade
        121. Go to a City Council meeting
        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. Go on a holiday home tour
        132. Play pool
        133. Ride your bike in the Tour de Coal Towns
        134. Show off your talents at open mic night
        135. Go to a pancake breakfast
        136. Go on a ghost hunt
        137. Go on a guided birdwalk
        138. Visit a local Chamber of Commerce (Cañon City, Florence, Penrose)
        139. Pitch in to clean up trash with FAR or the Cañon City Rec District
        140. Attend a black-tie event
        141. Take the kids to a fishing derby
        142. Participate in a flag football tournament
        143. Celebrate the grape harvest at the Harvest Festival
        144. Get your adrenalin pumping at an aerial park ropes course
        145. Go off-roading at one of several dedicated off-roading areas in Fremont County
        146. Enjoy the many activities of Cañon City’s Music and Blossom Festival
        147. Hike to “The Temple” in Temple Canyon
        148. Go stand up paddle boarding or river surfing on the Arkansas River

        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

        EVOLVE
        Facebook:
        @EvolvePaintColorado
        (719) 280-3487

        FRANKENBIKES
        117 N. 5th Street
        Cañon City, CO 81212
        (719) 470-4218

        NATURAL WONDER DESIGNS
        AT KALEIDOSCOPE INSPIRATION
        602 Main Street
        Cañon City, CO  81212