We spent day 3 of our trip in Canon City rather than Colorado Springs. Our road trip for the day began around 9 am, and we headed southeast to Canon City. It took us less than an hour to get there from our house in Springs. I had done a little research about what we could do until it was time for us to meet Heather and company at the Royal Gorge Route train depot. We had contemplated just taking Kate to the Royal Gorge Bridge that morning, but that was going to cost us another $62 and we didn't really feel like spending that much money. So instead I found a recommended walking trail online and off we went.
Tunnel Drive Trail is aptly named due to the 3 tunnels that you walk through along the trail. It follows the Arkansas River and the train tracks for a couple of miles, and then you must turn around and come back. We only made it slightly over 1 mile before we turned to head back because it was hot and Kate was whiny. Had we been along, of course Nick and I would have done the whole 2 miles.