Unveiling Ancient Wonders: Red Canyon Adventure with Colorado Jeep Tours
Marvel at towering red spires and monoliths sculpted by the erosion of the Fountain Formation, a mesmerizing layer of sedimentary rock that stretches from the Rocky Mountain front range into Wyoming. This formation, celebrated in the iconic Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, unfolds its beauty as you traverse the scenic route.
Your Red Canyon adventure takes you to the Garden Park Fossil Area in Cañon City, renowned for excavating complete dinosaur skeletons, including the Stegosaurus displayed at the Smithsonian and a Brontosaurus at the Wagner Free Institute of Philadelphia. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Garden Park, a site that witnessed the late”Bone Wars” in the 1870’s.
Witness red rock formations, Indian petroglyphs, a stone arch, and dinosaur footprints, all while enjoying a tour that brings these wonders to life. Your exploration is not just about the landscape; it’s an opportunity to connect with the stories etched in the rocks and fossils that have fascinated generations. Book your Red Canyon tour now and let the marvels of Colorado unfold before your eyes!
Cost: $119 Adult, $99 Under 12
Length: Approximately 3 hours
Departure: Daily 8:30am, 1:00pm and 5:00pm from 5/24/24-8/23/24 Check-In: 30 minutes prior to tour
Elevation: 5,300 feet to 6,700 feet
Availability: 365 days/year
Ages: All ages are welcome. If a child requires a booster seat, customer must bring one
Dogs Allowed: Yes. Restrictions & fees apply. See the FAQs or contact us for details.
Minimum Required: 2 People
The 4×4 trail climbs from the desert valley floor, through groves of junipers and cedars, with picturesque views at every turn. A very short hike allows you to stretch your legs and get a view through Overlook Arch spanning high above Shaw Park. Then back to the jeep to study dinosaur tracks, Indian petroglyphs and more awe-inspiring views. It is not uncommon to see wildlife such as mule deer, turkeys and an occasional bear throughout the tour.
(P.S. If you love dinosaurs, and want to learn more about the history of Canon City and the Royal Gorge, don’t forget to stop by theRoyal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center before or after your jeep tour. Admission is free!)