Though the Royal Gorge Region is famous for its mighty canyon, beyond those massive walls are thrilling adventures for every taste and ability. Under a wide blue sky and bright sunshine, Fremont County’s breathtaking landscape beckons adventure seekers. With far-reaching dirt roads, miles of designated trails, long stretches of rock slabs, and some of America’s best whitewater, athletes from all over the world descend upon the Royal Gorge Region to test their skills, strengthen their bodies and minds, and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Fremont County offers a multitude of opportunities for adventure that include four-wheeling, rafting, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, and more. The entire region is dotted with outfitters who will take you down the Arkansas River, provide you with the gear you need for your next adventure, or share a map of the Oil Well Flats Trail System, Hogbacks Trail System, or Shelf Road Climbing Area.
Helicopter and zipline tours throughout the area offer an extreme taste of Royal Gorge Region adventure. Imagine flying solo across the gorge attached to a thin wire or zooming 1,500 feet down into the canyon in a helicopter. At speeds of 150 mph, diving and climbing the Royal Gorge, grazing the Arkansas River, and skimming over the Royal Gorge Bridge is not for the faint of heart. But for those seeking the thrill of a lifetime, there’s no better way to start your trip.