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

With soaring mountain views and a panoramic sky, you may feel like you are camping among the clouds when you book your stay at Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA Holiday. We offer the best in Colorado camping! You'll love relaxing at our quiet Royal Gorge 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.

A Way to Stay for Everyone
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. Treat yourself to a Deluxe Pull-Thru RV Site, which features concrete patios and landscaping such as pergolas, shade sails and fire pits, offering a relaxing Colorado glamping experience. Your furry friends can also get into the camping action as some RV Sites include KOA Paw Pens, which feature grassy areas with a fence for your dog to run and play off the leash. 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!

Find Your Next Adventure in Royal Gorge Camping
Our KOA is a vacation destination for families, groups or individual adventurers. With a huge schedule of daily on-site activities, and everything from whitewater rafting to mountain biking and hiking located within walking distance, the Royal Gorge KOA is the premiere destination for family camping in Colorado. 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.

Cañon City is also an hour's drive to Pueblo, Salida and Colorado Springs, so there are endless day trip ideas. Spend the day at the Pueblo Zoo, get an adrenaline rush white water rafting in Salida or visit the Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs.
Come and enjoy camping under the beautiful Colorado sky. When you stay at Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA, you can feel confident that you will have a great stay as the campground has won the KOA President's Award for the last eight years in a row. We can't wait to see you and you'll be glad you came to camp with us!

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 (5/25 - 9/10)
  • 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

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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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. Here, one of the world's highest suspension bridges soars 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River, making it a top highlight among Canon City attractions. 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, making it one of the must-see attractions near Royal Gorge.


Royal Gorge Route - Train Ride

The Canon City & Royal Gorge Railroad is fun for the whole family. This train ride through the Royal Gorge operates year-round and is one of the most popular Canon City activities. The Royal Gorge Route follows the most famous portion of the old Denver & Rio Grande Western train line, a 24-mile round-trip from Canon City to Parkdale and back. 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 1,200 feet above. Ask KOA staff to make your reservations for this iconic attraction near Royal Gorge.


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, making it a standout among Canon City activities. Easy access and wide diversity award 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 – from kayaking the rapids to fly fishing for trout in trophy waters.


Horseback Rides at Fort Royal Riding Stables

Take a ride into the foothills surrounding Royal Gorge Country with horseback rides at Fort Royal Riding Stables. This is one of the classic attractions near Royal Gorge, offering various lengths of rides to suit your comfort level. It's a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of the area and enjoy a unique Canon City activity. Perfect for adults and kids alike!


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