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Cañon City is the most populated city in Fremont County, and is also the county seat. Search for an RV in Fremont County to begin exploring Cañon City and the state of Colorado. Cañon City's nickname is “Climate Capital of Colorado”; originally named Canon City, it was renamed in 1994 when the U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved adding the tilde (~) to make it Cañon City. It is the only city in the United States (outside of New Mexico) to have a tilde in its name.


Like much of Colorado, Cañon City is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with activities such as whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Less enthusiastic outdoor buffs still flock here for the sightseeing and photographic possibilities, both within Cañon City and farther out. Other nearby towns and cities worth having a look at include (but are not limited to) Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Alamosa, La Junta and Denver. Having your Cañon City RV rental on site would be helpful if you decide to collect samples of the local shale, or even some minerals which can be spotted during your hikes.


There are 11 city-owned parks in Cañon City, including Veterans Park which is the preferred venue for the concert series “Entertainment in the Park” which take place during the summer. Park your best RV rental in Cañon City within earshot of Veterans Park and you might be able to enjoy the concerts without having to fight the crowds.


Transportation within the city and slightly farther out is handled by taxis, shuttle buses, and a downtown wagon ride. Transportation to parks and venues farther out is handled by jeep tours and Segway tours. As exciting as the idea may seem at first, taking your Cañon City luxury RV rental along for the ride is probably not a good idea, as the roads can be steep and rough.


The Great Outdoors


Cañon City is centrally located to several mountain ranges and forests; if there is any problem here, it is that there is too much to choose from.  A guest could easily stay here for more than a week or two, and still not see everything. Those who seek elevation, for photo ops or just for themselves, can choose between Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain, both near Colorado Springs, or Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Elbert, Mt. Harvard or Mt. Antero. These are more difficult hikes, Mt. Harvard reportedly being the hardest, and walking sticks are recommended. There are also lesser and easier peaks nearby, for hikers who might find these hikes too difficult. The mountains and peaks can be reached by car; the hikes begin from the parking lots.


There are also a large number of parks that offer easier, more level hiking, such as Temple Canyon Park and Red Canyon Park. Whitewater rafting can be found in Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge; the scenery from the raft is every bit as thrilling as from the peaks, and rafters should be prepared to paddle their hearts out. Canoeing and kayaking can be found, as well as ATV and off-road tours. Once your hands have stopped shaking, sit down and relax with a wine tasting at a local winery, or take a helicopter tour of the area, if you still haven't had enough. There are coach bus tours of the area as well, for those who wish to relax while taking in the scenery.


RV Parks


Two of the RV resorts near Cañon City worth considering are Mountain View RV Resort and Royal Gorge / Cañon City KOA. Mountain View is family owned and operated; it has concrete pads with picnic tables and a fire pit, a laundry room and playground. It is close to some nearby attractions including the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, rafting, zip lining, fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, photography excursions and more.


Royal Gorge is open all year round. It has a recreation area with go-karts, mini golf and a giant slide, a cafe serving breakfast, sandwiches, cold snacks, and pizza; it also has a shuttle bus to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Royal Gorge Route Railroad, nearby hiking, ATV and horseback riding trails, and a dog park.


Closer to Coaldale, you will find the Bighorn Park Campground & RV Resort. The sites here are shaded, level and easy access; they have picnic tables, 20/30/50 amp, water, and electricity, are pull through and have enough room for slide-outs on both sides. Some sites have sewer hookups but not all of them. The resort also has a swimming pool and volleyball court.


Near Pueblo, Haggard's RV Campground has full hookups, gravel pads and pull throughs, restrooms, and showers. WiFi is available; there are no weekly or monthly rates with discounts, only daily rates.


Exploring The City


There are several museums and one artists' gallery; one of the museums focuses on Colorado prisons, which is definitely unique and memorable. It shows the prisons' histories and the inmates' living conditions over the decades, from approximately 1930 to present day. The tour takes roughly an hour to 90 minutes and includes samples of some artwork completed by inmates that is quite well done.


Those who plan to stay in Cañon City for a few days should check out the Fremont Center for the Arts, which has continuously changing art shows and offers classes in some art forms. Red Herring Productions offers interactive murder mystery theater, and gets very good reviews. Play your cards right and maybe your Cañon City motorhome rental could become a fictional murder scene.


When your appetite finally hits, there is a good selection of cuisines, from steak to Chinese, Italian and French bakery, from moderately priced to cheap eats. There are grocery stores and supermarkets if you would prefer a quiet home cooked meal, prepared in your Cañon City travel trailer rental.

RV Rentals in Cañon City, CO

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What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

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Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

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RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

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What's around Cañon City, CO


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Riverwalk Trail Cañon City, CO
Skyline Drive Cañon City, CO
Tunnel Drive Trail Cañon City, CO
Tanner Trail Cañon City, CO
Phantom Canyon Road Penrose, CO
Stultz Trail San Isabel National Forest, CO
Phantom Canyon Gold Belt Tour Back Country Byway Florence, CO
Wet Mountains Scenic Drive: Florence to Colorado City Florence, CO
Newlin Creek Trail San Isabel National Forest, CO
Beaver Creek Loop Trail Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area, CO

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA Fremont County, CO
Royal View Campground Fremont County, CO
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Cripple Creek KOA Teller County, CO
Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA Fremont County, CO
Lake Pueblo Campground Pueblo County, CO
Haggard's RV Campground Pueblo County, CO
Pikes Peak RV Park & Campground El Paso County, CO
Eleven Mile Campground Park County, CO
Colorado Springs KOA El Paso County, CO

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The dinosaur experience provides everything dinosaur. There is a museum to learn the history, a walk to view realistic dinosaurs, a climbing ropes course, and a of course a gift shop.

Jul 15, 2018

There are preserved dinosaur tracks at the top of this drive as well as a nice hike to overlook the city. The road is thin and one direction but provides awesome views.

Jul 15, 2018