Experience the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River.
Located just west of Cañon City in Fremont County, Colorado, Royal Gorge is one of the state’s deepest canyons. The best way to see the Gorge is by railroad. Starting in Cañon City, step aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and cross the narrow bridge as you float above the canyon.
After your railroad adventure, return to Cañon City for afternoon tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion in the heart of the city. The Mansion was built in the 1800s in the Second Empire fashion and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you roam the four-acres of manicured, tree-lined grounds before returning to the luxurious parlors for tea time. Served in English-style porcelain teapots, afternoon tea is accompanied by an arrangement of finger sandwiches made from scratch and, of course, English double Devonshire cream.
For the adventurous traveler, talk to any local and they’ll recommend river tours where you can test your hand at whitewater rafting. Or, rent a Jeep for a scenic and informative off-road tour through the Colorado countryside.
When you soar into a private jet charter airport in Fremont County, Colorado, you’ll touch down at the Fremont County Airport just east of Cañon City. Despite its small stature, this public airport welcomes everything from the light Eclipse 500 to the Embraer Legacy 650.