Royal Gorge from Top to Bottom: Jeep Tours Near Colorado Springs

If you’re an adventure enthusiast seeking an unforgettable experience amidst the stunning Colorado Rockies, look no further than Jeep tours near Colorado Springs. Buckle up, as we embark on an exhilarating journey through the rugged terrain, exploring nature’s wonders, and discovering hidden gems of Cañon City along the way. In this blog, we’ll guide you through an action-packed day filled with scenic beauty and adrenaline-pumping rides.

Jeep and Raft Adventure

Morning Adventure: Royal Gorge Jeep Tour

8:00 AM – Check-In at the Jeep Tour Headquarters

Your adventure begins bright and early as you check in at 8 AM for your Royal Gorge Jeep Tour. Get ready to uncover the secrets of this iconic Colorado landmark.

8:30 AM – Departure

We set off at 8:30 AM, heading straight for the heart of the Royal Gorge. This tour offers more than just a scenic drive; it’s an educational experience that delves into the history, geology, and paleontology of the region.

Greenwood Cemetery – A Glimpse into History

Our first stop takes us to the Greenwood Cemetery, a site listed on the National Registry of History. Here, you’ll discover the stories of pioneers who left their mark on Colorado.

The Royal Gorge Anticline – A Geological Wonder

Next, we traverse the Royal Gorge Anticline, a massive six-mile by ten-mile chunk of granite pushing up through the Earth’s crust. Marvel at this geological marvel that showcases the Earth’s incredible forces.

Temple Canyon – Home of the Ute Natives

We drive through Temple Canyon, once home to Ute Native Americans. Learn about the rich cultural history of this area as we explore its natural beauty.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Prepare for a unique experience as we enter the South gates of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. In the park, we will drive across the Royal Gorge Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in the Northern Hemisphere, standing at a jaw-dropping 956 feet above the Arkansas River. Colorado Jeep Tours is the only entity with the privilege to cross the Royal Gorge Bridge, so be sure to book your tour with us.

Fremont Peak and Dinosaur Footprints

Before we leave the park, the Jeeps will climb Fremont Peak so you can take in the magnificent views of the Royal Gorge. As we are the only booking service that allows motorized access to Fremont Peak, it is important to book your adventure with us. After Fremont Peak, we will drive down the mountain to view and admire dinosaur footprints.

12:00 PM – Jeep Adventure Ends

The jeep portion of your adventure concludes at approximately 12 noon, leaving you with unforgettable memories and the opportunity to explore more of Colorado Springs.

1:30 PM – Rafting through the Royal Gorge

After the Jeep tour, you have a short 3.3-mile drive to Raft Masters. Here, you’ll enjoy a hot lunch and receive all the river gear, such as river boots, wetsuits, and splash gear, you need for the thrilling rafting adventure that lies ahead. Be sure to bring sunscreen! 

The rafting trip through the Royal Gorge spans 9 to 10 miles and features class 2, 3, and 4 plus rapids. It’s a world-renowned experience that will get your heart racing. Plus, you will receive free photos of your rafting journey once the adventure is over.

Post-Adventure Fun

7:00 PM – Explore Cañon City

Conclude your day with more family fun in Cañon City. Choose from the city’s array of restaurants (don’t miss this ice cream parlor), museums, and other free local activities. You can also visit a local winery for a VIP Wine Tasting experience.

Final Thoughts

Jeep tours near Colorado Springs offer an extraordinary way to explore the region’s natural beauty and indulge your adventurous spirit. With the “Four-Wheeling and Whitewater” package from Colorado Jeep Tours, you can combine the best of a Jeep Tour and whitewater rafting into one epic adventure. Don’t wait any longer! Plan your trip to Cañon City and make memories that will last a lifetime.