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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

Cañon City, CO is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Cañon City. Outdoorsy's Cañon City RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Cañon City are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest, White River National Forest, Chautauqua Park, and Pike National Forest.

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Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Mount Bierstadt Trail Idaho Springs Colorado
Seven Bridges Trail Colorado Springs Colorado
Red Rock Canyon Trails Colorado Springs Colorado
Devil's Head Lookout Trail to Fire Tower Sedalia Colorado
Mohawk Lakes Trail Breckenridge Colorado
St. Mary's Glacier Idaho Springs Colorado
Maxwell Falls Lower Trail Evergreen Colorado
The Incline Trail Manitou Springs Colorado
Beaver Brook and Chavez Trail Loop Golden Colorado
Mount Falcon Castle Trail Morrison Colorado

Nearby Campgrounds

Foot of the Rockies RV and Storage

campground Colorado Springs, CO
You'll have stunning views of the city from your RV site, and the comfort of knowing that you are located close to all the major attractions and conveniences. A pet friendly, quiet park, visitors will have a perfect basecamp to tour the area. Drive your RV rental into this park with ease. large and easy to access sites.

Haggard's RV Campground

campground Pueblo, CO
Stay at Haggard's RV Campground just West of Pueblo, Colorado for a nice clean park with great views. The whole park is kept in good repair, and there is a walking trail around the park. Nice level pull-through sites are wide, and have enough space to maneuver. The facilities are nice and clean, and the atmosphere is quiet. It is just off the highway, but still manages to be a quiet, pleasant spot with a lovely view of the mountains. With a spacious dog run and walking trail, Haggard's RV Campground is pet-friendly. Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, or watch wildlife roam. The horse pasture next door will give you some animal viewing even if the wildlife are shy. Watch the sun dip behind the mountains from the purpose-built viewing platform while breathing in the fresh mountain air. Set up your lawn chair and borrow a book from the book exchange. This park is just far enough away from town to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough that everything you need isn't too far away. There is a large fenced dog run to keep you and your pet happy and busy. They even have wi-fi.  

Pikes Peak

attraction None, CO
America?s most visited mountains offers scenery that will stay with you for a lifetime. You can take the The Cog Railway up and hike or bike down. Or perhaps you?re brave enough to hike or bike up its 14,000 peak summit.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

attraction Colorado Springs, CO
950 animals live in 146 acres surrounded by stunning images of mountains. Their homes reflect their natural habitats in the wild. So you will feel transported. You can enjoy engaging exhibits and irresistible attractions. You can explore the zoo on a chair lift on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, engage with animals up close, and more.

Garden of the Gods Campground

campground Colorado Springs, CO
As its name indicates you will be surrounded by beauty. Located on the foothills of Pikes Peak, wildlife can be seen everywhere, and you can have modern amenities within reach. There are two heated swimming pools, an off leash Bark Park, free Wi-fi, game room with pool tables, arcades and more. You'll also be close to the area?s major attractions. A great RV rental destination.

Garden of the Gods

attraction Colorado Springs, CO
A world famous nature center, that looks like something out of a postcard. You can feast your eyes on towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of the Pikes Peak and blue skies. You can discover the area on jeep or Segway tours, or if you?re keen try front-range climbing. There are several interactive exhibits, you can learn about the red rocks with the Geo-Trekker movie experience, or check out over 30 museum exhibits about dinosaurs and animals that once roamed the region. Have dinner or lunch and enjoy the scenery.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park

campground Colorado Springs, CO
21 plus miles of pristine trails waiting to be discovered. There are varied ecosystems ranging from prairie-to-peak in over 2701 acres. The campground offers full service amenities. Visitors have reported wildlife sightings from the campground so have your camera ready! The park offers many interesting activities such as archery, environmental education programs, family mystery hikes, geo-caching, yoga and more. You can spend your entire RV rental trip at this fun park. Amazing views of the valley below.

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