Explore an Awesome 1,200-foot Deep Canyon
Mountain River Lodge is not far from one of Colorado’s most impressive natural attractions, the Royal Gorge, just 25 minutes outside Canon City. This breathtaking 1,200-foot deep canyon, was carved over millions of years by the wild Arkansas River. Start your visit at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, where you can stand above the canyon and take in the awe-inspiring views. There are many ways to view the dramatic canyon. Walk across the gorge on one of the world’s highest suspension bridges, the scenic Royal Gorge Bridge. Zing across the gorge on a high-speed zip line or gently whisk across in an enclosed gondola. Maybe heights aren’t your thing, then take a ride on the Royal Gorge Train, a route that runs along the floor of the canyon, alongside the river. Float down the Royal Gorge on an Arkansas River white water rafting trip. Whatever you choose, our staff can help you find the most awesome way to experience the Royal Gorge. Please contact us today!
Our friends at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park have packed a lot of fun around one spectacular natural attraction. Expect to pay an entrance fee (check website for pricing), most everyone will agree the price is worth it. It’s here you can walk across the world’s highest suspension bridge and ride an aerial gondola or zipline across the cavernous gorge. Be a dare-devil and take an extreme thrill ride on the Royal Rush Skycoaster or take it slow and wander from photo lookout to photo lookout, spellbound by some amazing views. There is a lot to see and do here, spend the entire day!
Colorado’s premier scenic train offers some of the best views of the dramatic Royal Gorge. A two-hour train ride takes you along the Arkansas River and right through the narrowest section of the gorge where passengers delight in seeing the Royal Gorge Bridge hang over head at 1,000 feet above the train. During your ride enjoy the onboard restaurants, with delicious entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Choose from several classes of service and make sure you check their “Special Events” for a unique holiday or food themed trip.
Several outfitters in the area run rafting trips on the Arkansas River that travel through the Royal Gorge Canyon and under the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. Thanks to challenging rapids, amazing canyon rock walls, and wild water views, this section of the river is one of the state’s most popular for white water rafting. Find an outfitter and see the gorge wet and up-close!
We want to make certain you have an awesome vacation while staying with us at Mountain River Lodge. We will help you plan the perfect trip. Enjoy luxury lodging while exploring the breathtaking natural wonders of Colorado at Mountain River Lodge!
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Did you know we can fully customize your stay? Take your vacation to the next level and contact Mountain River Lodge concierge located in the main Lodge or call 719-748-1353 today. We are always ready to assist in order to enhance your experience!