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Cañon City


Vacation in Cañon City

Located in the county of Fremont in the state of Colorado, Cañon City is a beautiful place to visit or to even call home. With the Arkansas River running through it, this city has become a popular hot spot for adrenaline junkies who love to go whitewater rafting and rock climbing by way of the stunning Royal Gorge. The gorge is best viewed either by the Royal Gorge Bridge or by the extraordinary Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Below is more information about Cañon City, and all that it has to offer to tourists visiting the south central portion of Colorado.

In the mid 1800s Cañon City was created mostly by those coming to Colorado for the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Although this city was once a miners haven and home to the first commercial oil well west of the Mississippi, Cañon City has grown to be a great place to enjoy outdoor activities, dining, shopping, and many attractions. As part of the Royal Gorge Region, the city offers visitors everything from scenic train trips to first class wines, dinosaurs, and helicopter tours. 

The historic downtown area of Cañon City is filled with architecture from the 1900s, which has gained it a spot on the National Historical Register. With its quaint, small town atmosphere, shoppers will delight in strolling the streets and visiting some of the boutiques, unique shops, and cafes. There are also walking tours available of the historical district, and information can be gained at the Chamber of Commerce. Information includes specific details regarding each individual building on the register. 

Wildly exciting probably best describes a trip down the Arkansas River in Cañon City. Here, tourists will find the city to be a great base camp for whitewater rafting. There are several local outfitters that offer gear, instruction, and of course plenty of thrills. For those who like to take to the air, skydiving and helicopter rides can be obtained by merchants in Cañon City as well, and they specialized in these adrenaline packed adventures. From the blue skies to the rushing waters, Cañon City is sure to please all types of travelers coming to explore the great state of Colorado.


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