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Cañon City is a city in Colorado. It is the gateway to Royal Gorge, a cavernous canyon of the Arkansas River.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Pueblo is the closest city with an airport. It is served by Southern Airways Express.

Colorado Springs Airport is the closest full-service airport.

By car[edit]

Cañon City is directly linked to Pueblo by US Route 50. From Colorado Springs, go south on State Route 115, then west on US Route 50.

Get around[edit]

Map of Cañon City

Cañon City's main road is Royal Gorge Boulevard, which is part of US Route 50.



  • Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, 45045 Hwy 50 West, +1 719 275-7238.
  • Skyline Drive. a one-way road, and the entrance is about 3 miles west of Canon City on U.S. Highway 50. The 3-mile drive, constructed by inmates from the state prison in the early 20th century, takes you hundreds of feet up a ridge overlooking Canon City and the Arkansas River Valley Skyline Drive (Q16984666) on Wikidata Skyline Drive (Colorado) on Wikipedia
  • Tunnel Drive. Beautiful walking trail next to the Arkansas River.


  • 1 American Adventure Expeditions, 41746 W US Hwy 50, +1 719 395-2409. Offering white water rafting trips on the Arkansas River for all ages and skill levels. Enjoy the intense rapids of the Royal Gorge Canyon or the beautiful bighorn sheep in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. The only outpost on the river in the Royal Gorge. Overnight and full day trips available.
  • 2 River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center (Rafting Canon City, Colorado), 44641 US Hwy 50 (8 miles west of Canon City, Colorado on US Hwy 50), toll-free: +1-866-945-3420. Since 1972 River Runners has been providing fully guided family friendly whitewater rafting trips daily at their Riverside Rafting Resort in Buena Vista, Colorado and Royal Gorge Rafting Center in Canon City, Colorado. Raft the Royal Gorge and Bighorn Sheep Canyon on the Arkansas River.
  • 3 Lost Paddle Rafting, 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, +1 719-275-0884. Half-day to multi-day overnight trips on the Arkansas River. Daily trips through the Royal Gorge.





Go next[edit]

Routes through Cañon City
Grand JunctionSalida  W  E  PuebloDodge City

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