Canon City

78°F
Current Population
16,449
Elevation Level
5350 ft

About Canon City

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.

Explore Canon City

Entertainment & Culture

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. 

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Popular Restaurants

Restaurants in Canon City are located in some of the oldest buildings in the entire state! You'll find a great variety of iconic restaurants, casual dining, and fast-food chains, all with a little history! 

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Parks

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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About the Community

Canon City High School

Summary
  • District Canon City Schools Fremont Re-1
  • Phone (719) 276-5870
  • Address 1313 COLLEGE AVE
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1046
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Canon City Middle School

Summary
  • District Canon City Schools Fremont Re-1
  • Phone (719) 276-5740
  • Address 1215 MAIN ST
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Harrison School

Summary
  • District Canon City Schools Fremont Re-1
  • Phone (719) 276-5970
  • Address 920 FIELD AVE
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade KN - 08
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 690
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Lincoln Elementary School

Summary
  • District Canon City Schools Fremont Re-1
  • Phone (719) 276-5830
  • Address 420 MYRTLE AVE
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 258
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Mckinley Elementary School

Summary
  • District Canon City Schools Fremont Re-1
  • Phone (719) 276-6010
  • Address 1240 MCKINLEY ST
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 249
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Washington Elementary School

Summary
  • District Canon City Schools Fremont Re-1
  • Phone (719) 276-6090
  • Address 606 N 9TH ST
  • County Fremont County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 347
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 16,449
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 17,635
Households
  • Total Households 6,680
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 7,205
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 1,453

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 13.30
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 19.70
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 59.00
  • Avg Jan High Temp 48.50
  • Avg Jul High Temp 89.60
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 124
  • Air Pollution Index 110
  • Earthquake Index 56
  • Hail Index 43
  • Tornado Index 18
  • Wind Index 30

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1973
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 77
  • Health Care Cost 85
  • Transportation Cost 75