If you’re looking for a trail run, bike, or hike that will offer some of the most awe-inspiring views in Colorado, this is it. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities will find that the trails offer stunning views and plentiful options. Whether you’re looking for views of the famous Royal Gorge or Cañon City (and beyond), you’ll find it on this trail system.

Canyon Rim Trail

With gorgeous views all along the Canyon Rim Trail, be sure to pack your camera! The peppy trail provides a fun, intermediate trail experience with occasional exposure.

Fremont Peak Trail

Fremont Peak and its trail offer amazing vistas of Cañon City, the Arkansas River, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the distance. Be aware: the final portion of the trail is quite a loose scramble to the top.

Elk Horn Picnic Area

For those with a limited amount of time, pick the trail up at the picnic area and enjoy panoramic views of the gorge and mountain ranges beyond. Please note that many points along this area have severe-exposure and dropoffs. Hike with caution!