Canon City is located in Central Colorado and it is part of Fremont County. It is your “gateway to adventure” with the communities’ rich cultural heritage and interesting geologic history. Canon City is a popular destination for tourists looking for whitewater rafting and rock climbing. The community also offers endless recreational activities, many open plains to the Rocky Mountains, parks, trails, and community events. Canon City residents and visitors will also find the Royal Gorge Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in the world, standing above the Arkansas River. The city is well-known for its art galleries, exceptional antique shops, and authentic restaurants.
Known as Colorado's Royal Gorge Region because Canon City is home to one of the world’s highest suspension bridges sitting 1,000 feet above the roaring Arkansas River. If you're craving even more death-defying attractions try the zip line - it's the highest zip line in North America! If daring heights aren't your thing, the park offers peaceful gondola rides.
Canon city is a great place to go for white water rafting. Due to its access to the Arkansas River, it's perfect for any level of experience.
In between adventures, don't miss Canon City's historic downtown. It is listed on the National Historic Register due to its many turn-of-the-century buildings that line the downtown streets. You can enjoy local dining, shopping and music, and art galleries here.
Most known is the Royal Gorge Bridge Park which includes one-of-a-kinda experiences from railroad excersions to ziplining and gondola rides! Canon City is also home to many recreational parks and has easy access to the Arkansas River.
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