Mountain Biking in the Royal Gorge

Mountain Biking around Canon City, Colorado is an incredible experience that will take your breath away! With a hundred miles of single track trails of all skill levels and stunning landscapes, the Royal Gorge area of Canon City is one of the best mountain biking destinations in the US. All of the trails are also used for hiking and many are open to horses. Using a Royal Gorge RV resort is the best way to access mountain biking and hiking trails.

Mountain biking around Canon City is an adventure to be remembered. With its rugged terrain, winding trails, and beautiful mountain views, you’ll be sure to find something new and exciting every time you visit. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cyclist, there’s something for everyone here.

For those of you looking for a challenge, the Royal Gorge area offers some of the most technical single track trails in the region. The Oil Well Flats, South Canon trails and Temple Canyon are all excellent options for those looking for a good ride. Each of these trails offers a unique experience, so you can take your pick and hit the trails.

Royal Gorge – at altitudes of 6500′-7500′ Royal Gorge has close to 40 miles of trails and is home to many mountain bike events. Trails are mostly intermediate or expert and have lots of elevation changes. The Gorge trails also connect to Tunnel Drive on the double black diamond Royal Cascade trail. You can see both the Sangre de Cristo and Pikes Peak from Dreamweaver trail.

South Canon Trails – these include most of the beginner trails in the area and is the location of the bike park with lots of jumps and the best flow trail in the area

Temple Canyon – steep climbs and expert trails abound here. You’ll feel like you are in another world.

Oil Well Flats – located 7 miles north of Canon City in a BLM area this is popular for bikers that want to boon dock and roll out onto their bikes. Lots of intermediate trails here with a smattering of expert trails. Islands in the Sky trail has the best views of Canon City anywhere.

Arkansas River trail – this is a 10 mile trail along the Arkansas that goes through Canon City – it is flat and wide. A good place to walk the dog, do some fly fishing or leisurely ride your mountain bike

Alta Vista Point – a short easy trail that ends at a Gorge overlook point that is built out over the edge of the cliff. Great views of the bridge and river. There are tables and chairs there so bring your lunch. There is also a trail behind the deck that leads up to a hill with great views and two chairs and a table to enjoy a drink

Tunnel Drive trail


In addition to the mountain biking and hiking, Canon City offers plenty of other activities to keep you entertained. Explore the local wildlife, try your hand at fishing or rafting, or take a scenic drive through the Royal Gorge area. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants to explore, as well as plenty of camping spots if you want to stay in the area.

If you’re looking for a great vacation destination to visit in your RV, the Royal Gorge area is definitely the place to be. The Mountain View RV Resort is the perfect place to stay, offering all the amenities and comforts of home. You’ll have access to a full-service campground, with plenty of activities for everyone.

Although Mountain View RV Resort does not provide mountain biking equipment, there are plenty of other options available. Local bike shops can provide bikes and equipment for rent, and there are also a number of guided tours that can take you around the area. No matter what type of biking experience you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs.

So if you’re looking for a great mountain biking destination, look no further than Canon City, Colorado and book at stay at Mountain View RV Resort. With its rugged terrain and breathtaking views, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags and head to the Royal Gorge area for an adventure of a lifetime!