The Salida Hot Springs Swimming Pool provides a variety of activities including lap swimming, water games and hot baths. Temperatures are adjusted for the large lap pool, soaking and kiddy pools. Soothing hot baths offer welcome relaxation after a raft trip, and a massage will relieve sore muscles for mountain bikers and hikers.
Plan to spend the entire day exploring Colorado's Premier Scenic Wonder! Survey the breathtaking vistas of the magnificent Royal Gorge from the world's highest suspension bridge, an amazing 1,053 feet above the rushing Arkansas River. Ride the world's steepest incline railway to the bottom of the incredible canyon. Soar high above the chasm in the thrilling aerial tram, or swing out over it if you are brave enough. Enjoy fabulous shows, live entertainment, children's attractions,restaurants, gift shops and, of course, some of the most spectacular scenery in Colorado. It all adds up to fun... and a day you and your family will never forget!
Board the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway for a 3 mile, 30 minute ride to the rim of the Royal Gorge. Sometimes you'll be greeted by a friendly deer or chipmunk as you wind your way through pinions and pines toward a breathtaking view. For a great selection of Royal Gorge curios and tee shirts, stop in the Depot Gift Shop. And don't miss the antique car and train museum for a look at travel as it used to be.
A spectacular 24 mile (2 hour) journey through the most famous portion of the Denver and Rio Grande Western rail line. From the amazing Hanging Bridge clinging precariously to the steep granite walls of the Gorge to the breathtaking scenery of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, the Royal Gorge Route is one of the most stunning railroad experiences imaginable. You may choose between Coach, Club, Lunch, Dinner or Murder Mystery trips.
If you and your family are tired of the same old 'Tourist Traps', come up to Cripple Creek where the adventure awaits you! Delight in the many sights, sounds and tastes of Cripple Creek. You'll discover Poker, Blackjack and Slot Machines at our numerous casinos, video arcades for the kids, exciting places to stay, and fine dining for all. Experience unique special events like Donkey Derby Days or Victor Gold Rush Days.
Take this Goldmine Tour 1000 feet underground. This tour is designed for all ages. No steps, ladder or climbing involved. You will enjoy the slow walking pace. You will receive a real gold ore specimen containing actual "Gold". Open daily at 9 a.m. for tours.
A three-story medieval-type castle being constructed by Jim Bishop. It is complete with buttresses and decorated with ornamental iron. It is located in the forest between Wetmore and Colorado City. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. A gift shop is located in part of the home of the builder. It can be reached by taking Colorado Highway 67 from Florence to Wetmore, then Colorado 96 and 165.