About Cañon City
Cañon City offers you a warm mountain welcome! Come experience the beauty and variety of the Royal Gorge area in one of the friendliest cities in the west. Cañon City is surrounded by an abundance of breathtaking scenery, natural wonders, thrilling activities and exciting attractions. The local landscape ranges from semi-arid plains to the east to the majestic peaks and mountain meadows of the Rocky Mountains to the north, south and west.
Things to Do
Make sure your visit includes a full menu of the area's activities and wonders. Take your pick from the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, home of the world's highest suspension bridge and the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, which offers breathtaking scenery.
Book a Royal Gorge fly-over with the Royal Gorge Helitours, explore the Arkansas River, or drive the spectacular Skyline Drive. Experience nature as you hike, camp, fish, raft, or rough it on an ATV tour; or visit the area's numerous museums, art galleries, and mountain parks. Complete your day by dining in one of our fine restaurants.
Take a stroll down along the Arkansas River
Cañon City's riverwalk follows the Arkansas River for more than seven miles, winding through wetlands, groves of cottonwoods, and the John Griffin Regional Park, a nature area located in central Cañon City. An early evening stroll along the riverwalk provides a great opportunity for bird watching and wildlife spotting. The crushed gravel path is open for biking, hiking, strolling, and even horseback riding. Dogs are welcome on leash. The Arkansas River now boasts another Chamber-sponsored improvement: the Cañon City Whitewater Park, part of the Arkansas River Restoration Project. This park created a whitewater kayak and recreation park near downtown Cañon City.
Eat, shop, and absorb the atmosphere of Cañon City's historic downtown
Cañon City's downtown area is listed on the National Historical Register for its abundance of turn-of-the-century architecture. Submerge yourself in the ambiance of another era, even as you enjoy local dining, boutiques, music, and art galleries. Need a little more excitement for the younger members of your party? Cañon City's new skate park is open from sunrise to 10:00 pm; or check out the Cañon City Area Recreation and Park District's lengthy list of special events.
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