One of the MANY great things about Colorado is our many railroads and trains that are open to the public and boast incredible views of the state. For one of these memorable rides that run year-round, we highly recommend climbing aboard Colorado’s one and only Royal Gorge Route Railroad. This scenic train ride in Colorado is an amazing adventure no matter the season.

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The Railroad has a very big fanbase, and many travel vloggers have chronicled their journeys through Colorado on it. If you want a taste of the railroad before you go, check out this vlog from Simply Railway – they call it possibly the best rail experience in the United States.

You can find all the latest news on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Facebook page. While you’re in the area, why not book a night at the Hampton Inn Canon City? Plan a trip!

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Where Can I Find The Best Views In Colorado?

A ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad is an amazing way to see Colorado at its best - and so are these three adventures.

  • Dream Lake is located in Colorado's world-famous Rocky Mountain National Park, so it's no surprise that everything there is an incredible sight. This trail spotlights the best of the park in one manageable adventure, taking you on a 2.2-mile out-and-back trail classified as easy and doable for all skill levels. You'll pass by Nymph Lake, with stunning views of the mountains. This hike is so popular, the park service even runs a free shuttle to take you to the trailhead.
  • Seven Bridges Trail, located in the Cheyenne Canyon near Colorado Springs, is a beautiful hike at all times of the year. This four-mile trail is considered a moderate hike, with some challenging but safe terrain. However, it's the perfect time to take this hike when the weather changes and the fall leaves sprout, as this is one of the very best spots in all of Colorado to see the fall foliage. The seven rustic footbridges of the name are another highlight!
  • Chasm View Nature Trail, located in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, is a roughly half-mile hike taking you past some incredible canyon views. This massive canyon is considered one of Colorado's greatest natural wonders, and this is a safe and easy way to see them at their best without having to encounter any challenging terrain.

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