The Royal Gorge Region is home to trails for all sorts of outdoor activities. Just a few miles from Canon City lies the Royal Gorge Region, an ATV mecca. Texas Creek is an extensive trail system that provides great views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With many different trails spanning the spectrum in difficulty, all riders can find something to enjoy on these trails. There are a couple of area businesses who will be happy to provide you with an adventure you won’t forget.

Play Dirty ATV is located just 27 miles west of Cañon City in Texas Creek, where certified guides will outfit you and your group with goggles and ATVs. After a safety course, your guide will take you 3,000 vertical feet up above the Arkansas River Valley floor on the challenging “Rough & Tumble” trail to an elevation of 9,100 feet. ATV’ing is a year-round activity in the Royal Gorge area that all age groups can enjoy.

If you’re interested in Jeep Tours …

Colorado Jeep Tours delivers scenic adventure tours that are enjoyed by all ages. Their customized open-air jeeps provide the perfect moving platform to leisurely view all the spectacular scenery and wildlife that Colorado has to offer. Their professional drivers will guide you to points of interest and to majestic views that not even the locals may know while sharing local history and folklore. Their guides have a keen eye for locating wildlife, and it is not uncommon to see deer, elk, bear, eagles, and, on occasion, bobcats. Your jeep adventure may take you to see dinosaur fossils or historic mining towns or to witness the amazing steep drop-offs of the glorious Royal Gorge.