Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA

The Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views of spectacular scenery.

The Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with panoramic views of spectacular scenery. We offer the best in Colorado camping! You'll love relaxing at our quiet campground, with no noise from planes, trains or automobiles. We are 6300 feet above sea level, so our night sky offers more stars than you have ever imagined! Our days are warm to hot, while evenings cool off for a wonderful night's sleep.

With 90-foot pull-through sites and 50-amp service available, the Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA is Big-Rig friendly and ready to take care of your vacation needs. No RV? No problem! Enjoy one of our eleven cozy cabins or secluded tent sites among pinon pine trees. However you want to camp, we're ready to help you make the best of your experience!

Our KOA is a vacation destination for families, groups or individuals. With a huge schedule of daily on-site activities, and everything from whitewater rafting to mountain biking and hiking located within walking distance, your family adventure awaits you at Royal Gorge KOA. Let us help develop the perfect itinerary during your stay, so we can ensure you have the greatest experience possible.

There are many area attractions and activities - Royal Gorge Route Train, the Arkansas River for "gold medal" fishing, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience & world renowned digs, numerous whitewater rafting companies, horseback riding, numerous hiking trails, nationally recognized rock climbing area, Florence, CO for antiques, Texas Creek for ATVing, and much more.

We've got opportunities for fun and relaxation that will keep you busy for days! In addition to all of this fun, the Royal Gorge/Canon City KOA offers a daily breakfast service from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Come and enjoy camping under the beautiful Colorado sky. We are excited to see you, and you'll be glad you came to camp with us!

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/29 - 9/13)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio™ and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio™
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 8-9, 2020

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 8th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 9th for just $20.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 9 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

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Local Area

Royal Gorge Bridge

Colorado is known for its spectacular scenery. And there's no place more spectacular than the famous Royal Gorge...where one of the world's highest suspension bridge soars 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River. A thrilling aerial tram and incline railway add to the experience. In fact, an entire park has grown up around the bridge, combining quality entertainment with unparalleled natural beauty.

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Royal Gorge Route - Train Ride

Canon City & Royal Gorge Railroad is fun for the whole family. This Train ride through the Royal Gorge operates year round. The Royal Gorge Route follows the most famous portion of the old Denver & Rio Grand Western train line, 24 miles round-trip, from Canon City to Parkdale and return. The two hour train ride takes passengers through the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas" on an unforgettable journey over the famous Hanging Bridge, which clings precariously to the steep granite walls of the Royal Gorge, towering over 1200 feet above. Ask KOA staff to make your reservations.

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River Rafting

As the snow melts high in the Colorado Rockies, world class whitewater rapids are born in the Royal Gorge Region. The Arkansas River hosts more rafters than any other river in the world. Easy access and wide diversity, awards the Arkansas River recognition as the number one river in the country for rafting and kayaking. Bighorn Sheep Canyon just west of Canon City offers Class II-Class III waters, ideal for first time rafters and families, while the Royal Gorge itself boasts the steep drops and huge rapids that make this the Class IV and V run that draws experienced rafters from far and wide. The Arkansas River also provides other water sports for the ultimate sports enthusiast - kayaking the rapids to fly fishing for trout in trophy waters.

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Horseback Rides at Fort Royal Riding Stables

Take a ride into the foothills surrounding Royal Gorge Country. Length of ride available to suit your comfort!

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Campground Awards and Programs

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