Canyon City Journals

A weekend in Canyon City

A September 2004 trip to Canyon City by AshleyWestin

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Photo, Canyon City, Colorado More Photos
Quote: Canyon City was a very interesting town to visit and I would have liked to have stayed for more than the weekend. There was so much to see and do that I'm sure you could go back many a time and still find someting new.

A weekend in Canyon City

Overview

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A helicopter is THE way to see Royal Gorge; it is a bit pricey, though (about for a 15-minute ride), but it is worth it. The aerial tram is a must, but try to get there early, because otherwise you are packed like sardines! WALK across the bridge. You can drive, but it is a rush just to walk across it, almost like being on a ship. Don't worry--it is perfectly safe.

Quick Tips:

Get there early, wear sunscreen, and if you have a hat, either make sure it is on tightly or take it off before crossing the bridge (it is VERY windy).

Best Way To Get Around:

Use your feet! You can drive across the bridge, but that takes all the fun out of it.

Holiday Inn Express Canon City

Hotel | "Holiday Inn Express"

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The rooms were decent. The room I was in had a sliding glass door opening out into the courtyard and the pool! They even had two extra pillows already in the room so you didn't have to phone the front desk. It was overall a good experience. (It was also the only hotel with a room for Labor Day weekend. We should have booked ahead of time.)

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Holiday Inn Express Canon City
110 Latigo Lane
Canyon City, Colorado 81212
(719) 275-2400

Holiday Inn Express Restaurant

Restaurant | "The Holiday Inn Express"

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Well, after getting to Canyon City, we were tired and hungry. The hotel we were staying at happened to have a restaurant, so we ate there. The food wasn't that good, and we waited for over an hour to eat. There were about 10 people total in the restaurant at the time, and they all had food. In short, it was horrible.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Holiday Inn Express Restaurant
110 Latigo Lane
Canyon City, Colorado 81212
(719) 275-2400

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Attraction | "Royal Gorge Park"

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Photo, Canyon City, Colorado
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It was a fun day trip, and there was a lot to do; the only downfall to it was that there we so many people that you had to wait in line for EVERYTHING! If you can't handle the crowds, I recommend you get there early.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2005

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
4218 Fremont County Road 3A
Canyon City, Colorado 81215
(888) 333-5597

About the Writer

AshleyWestin

AshleyWestin
Paonia, Colorado

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