The Wild West comes alive for visitors to Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway in Canon City, CO. The Frontier Town is a replica of the 1860's and guests can ride on the Royal Gorge Railway to see the magnificent views of the river and gorge. Movies have been made on the streets of Buckskin Joe's Frontier Town. Ticket prices for Buckskin Joe's include a combination package that is $20.00 for adults and $18.00 for kids 4-11. Children three and under are free. These prices allow visitors to ride the train and see the town with all of its activities. Admission to Buckskin Joe's is $15.00 for adults and $14.00 for children 4-11. Admission prices for the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway are $12.00 for adults and $11.00 for children 4-11.
Visitors to Buckskin Joe's will find it open in Mid May until Mid September. They open especially for Halloween, however. The hours in May if the weather allows are seven days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. June through Mid August is 9:30 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week, and September from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday through Monday weather permitting and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Railway is open March through December from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, May from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, June through Mid August from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, September from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and on the weekends in October from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Trains run in November and December on weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Special holiday trains run daily weather permitting. They are closed on Christmas Day and close early on Christmas Eve. A Gift Shop sells t-shirts along with other western items, books, cards, and jewelry and knick knacks. Fresh made fudge is also available for visitors to indulge in.
There is a Magic Show at Buckskin Joe Frontier Town that includes illusion, mystery and humor. The shows are performed on Saturday of Memorial weekend and continue on weekends until Mid June. They move to a daily basis in Mid June through Mid August when they return to weekends only. Show times are 12:20 pm, 1:50 pm, 3:20 pm and 4:50 pm.
Frontier Town gives visitors a chance to enter authentic replicas of buildings and watch gunfights. The gunfights incorporate humor as well as drama. The trademark gun fight is the one that ends with a live "hanging'' of the bad guy.
Visitors to the town can have a buffalo burger at the Golden Nugget Restaurant. The prices are fit for a family budget. They also have burgers with all types of dressings such as the Purgatory Green Chili smothered burger or meatless buffalo burgers for vegetarians.
The Little Train takes visitors through the heart of Royal Gorge Country. The ride is three miles in length and takes about thirty minutes. The train takes guests over wooden trestles and uses a 1952 Chrysler Spit Fire Engine to pull the 6 passenger cars.