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Come visit the Royal Gorge Region and experience the perfect combination of outdoor adventure, Old West history, and small-town hospitality.

While the area is less than an hour drive from Colorado Springs or Pueblo, you really feel like you are going back to an earlier era... one without all the crowds and hurry. This is a place where you can slow down and window shop the Main Streets in Canon City or Florence. Or speed up, with a paddle in your hands, through the Class III to V rapids of the Arkansas River in the Royal Gorge. Or some of both.

The possibilities for outdoor adventures are made even better by the superb year-round climate that is warmer and drier than both Denver and Colorado Springs.

Come visit the Royal Gorge Region... world famous attractions: the very popular Royal Gorge Bridge, the exceptional Royal Gorge Railroad, and pulse-pounding whitewater in the Royal Gorge itself or a family fun rafting trip in Bighorn Canyon. Countless adventures await you arrival....



Check the real-time river flow on the Arkansas or any Colorado Drainage.

The year round flow station is located at Wellsville.

The two most relevant sites for trips at WAO are Arkansas River at Parkdale or (for Browns Canyon) Arkansas River at Nathrop. Some of this data is provided only seasonally.


Check the snow pack in the Arkansas River basin or any river basin in Colorado.

Snow pack is based on a percentage of the 30-year average.



Ride an ATV in the Colorado Rocky Mountains! Only 30 minutes from WAO rafting. Minutes after leaving Texas Creek Junction, the mountain trails lead us 3000 ft. above the valley, where the views are absolutely awesome. Traces of pioneer life are all around you.

Phone – 719.275.7373


Visit Colorado's own World Wonder! The highest suspension bridge in the world, spanning the Arkansas River at 1053 feet!

rgr-logo-small-150x150ROYAL GORGE ROUTE RAILROAD

Railroad buffs can't miss this one! An awesome ride, all the way through the Royal Gorge and back. Enjoy Coach Class, First Class, Dinner train or Lunch train. Up to 3 departures daily in the summer. All Aboard!

COLORADO TOURISM INFO is a one-stop-shop for planning your Colorado vacation. View all the travel planning guides online, order a magazine, or choose and research your destination from the website. There is a comprehensive state-wide calendar of events and you can also plan and book your trip activities!


Fly fishing outfitters on the Arkansas River. Fish for Colorado rainbow and brown trout on this extraordinary, gold medal fishery. Access sections that can only be fished by boat.

Expert guides and instruction. (ask for "Caveman")

447fab_535f820cfc901e353f3abe7411a34e8fFRONT RANGE CLIMBING COMPANY

Front Range Climbing Company (FRCC) offers some of the best guided rock climbing in Colorado.


Sweetwater River Ranch encompasses a full half-mile on BOTH sides of the Arkansas River, and 31 acres of riparian wildlife refuge with exceptional views of Colorado's Sangre de Cristo mountains offer Sweetwater guests endless opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and to appreciate the beauty of nature.


Online Lodging Guide featuring thousands of lodging properties to help you plan your active vacations in Colorado. Browse through our selection of bed & breakfasts, hotels, motels, cabins, condos, vacation rentals, and campgrounds to find a cozy place to stay on your next adventure.

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