Canon City is located in easter Fremont County at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Centrally located in the state, it's easy access no matter which way you're going! Canon City sits alongside the Arkansas River which is known for its great whitewater rafting, fishing and kayaking. With a nice elevation of 5,332 feet above sea level, it's a pleasant altitude. Known as the "Climate Captial of Colorado", the mountains surrounding Canon City help protect from the harsh weather conditons and provide for lots of days of sunshine. It's common to watch a storm coming and see the clouds part around the city!
The Canon City Historic Downtown District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's quaint downtown shops and restaurants create a feel of going back in time. We have numerous parks throughout the city and many craft shows and entertainment events are primarily held at Veteran's Park (located on the west side of Canon City on Highway 50) and Centennial Park (or also known as Duck Park) off of 4th Street. Other local events include the Canon City Music & Blossom Festival and Carnival, Antique Car Show, 1st Fridays and the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival.
Canon City is also home to the Canon City Tigers and has exceptional schools and staff! (I am partial to the school district because I am married to a teacher!) Some of the local schools include, Washington Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Harrison School, Canon City Middle School and the Canon City High School to name a few. We also have the Pueblo Community College Fremont Campus which is located on the furthest western side of the city on Highway 50.
Harrison School in Canon City
Our largest employers consist of the Department of Corrections, Centura Health and Canon City Schools.
Canon City is a great tourist destination for having the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, The Abbey Winery, Jeep Tours, Red Canyon Park, Museum of Colorado Prisons, Dinosaur Experience and many rafting outfitters and restaurants.
View of the Arkansas River from the River Walk Trail
There are many groups available for hiking, biking and other indoor and outdoor activities for the hobbiests. The Arkansas River Trail follows the river from one side of town to the other for great walks and bike riding with many exercise stops and park benches along the way. The Canon City Recreational District provides a public swimming pool, archery range, ropes course and a community room as well as softball, kickball, soccer and all types of other sports for kids and adults! We have 2 very nice tennis courts (located in Rudd Park and Centennial Park) along with a new pickleball court at Rouse Park!
Whether you're like me and like to bicycle downhill --- or like to backback over and across the mountains --- there is something here for everyone!
View from Eagle Heights looking north toward Canon City
There are many different neighborhoods throughout the city. I will be happy to provide answers to any questions on where any of them are and any features you may want to know about them. A few of them include: Dawson Ranch, Wolf Park, Eagle Heights, Fireman's Bluff, Four Mile Ranch, Gold Canon, South Canon, Sunrise Mesa, Wolf Park, Meadowbrook, Red Canyon, Park Center, Lincoln Park, Brookside.
View from 15th & Harding looking southwest
Lincoln Park area of Canon City
Other areas in Fremont County include: Florence, Penrose, Williamsburg/Rockvale/Coal Creek, Tallahassee, Texas Creek, Cotopaxi, Howard
Outside county service areas: Pueblo West, Wetmore, Westcliffe