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    Cañon Thrives | A Great Place to Live, Work, AND Play!
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Welcome to Cañon Thrives!

Learn How You Can Work, Play AND Live in the Same Place

Cañon City draws people in with its affordability (relative to the rest of Colorado), its growing economy, its temperate weather, its scenic hills and valleys, and its enviable location on the Arkansas River at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. And while Cañon City is a popular tourist destination for the beautiful natural surroundings, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, scenic drives, miles of hiking / biking trails, and more - it's more than just a tourist destination! It's a place you can call home that is just a few miles or even a few blocks from where you work and play.

Our city is overflowing with beautiful neighborhoods, thriving small businesses, youth sports programs, an award-winning local school district, plenty of job options and more that are attractive for families and individuals alike. Living in Cañon City brings you closer to a life with less hassle and more of what matters. You won't be spending your LIFE in traffic here, so you get to start enjoying your destination faster.

Getting to anywhere in and around Cañon City is not only easy, but the trip is an adventure itself. Cañon City is surrounded by so many natural beauty features such as rivers, mountains, lakes, and streams that you are also more than likely to encounter deer, antelope, and all of the other majestic wildlife that call Cañon City home. Being outdoors here is a pleasure with our 255+ days of sunshine each year! Our wineries, museums, and historic downtown are delightful places that add to the charm of this beautiful Colorado mountain town.

Looking for a great job? We have a fast growing technology sector, plenty of specialized industries, and many other great employers that need awesome people like you to fill positions in a wide variety career fields. Check out our Employment Opportunities page to start finding a job that's right for you.

There is just about something for everyone here whether you are looking for a government job, teaching position, or starting your own small-business. Cañon City is a place where you and your family can THRIVE on great opportunity, quality education, healthy living, and so much more!

We hope that you will take a good look at what Cañon City has to offer and we invite you to consider us for your home. Living in Cañon City is more than just existing

Cañon City, Colorado

A Great Place to Live, Work, AND Play!

There is more to Cañon City than meets the eye. It's the perfect place to work, play, and live. Cañon City thrives through its adventurous spirit, dynamic people, innovative schools, and historic charm! From the people, to the places, take the scenic route. Straight from your office and into nature. Come find out why so many professionals, teachers, families, and more are calling their new home Cañon City. From the moment you get here, you'll feel at home. Familiar businesses and many unique establishments will call for you to indulge while nature calls for you to visit.

The idea of being stuck in a traffic-ridden, polluted, chaotic city along with thousands – even millions – of other people, is not something to look for in Cañon City. You'll only find a better quality of life with less expensive housing and living costs than most of Colorado. 

With an outstanding climate and tons of outdoor recreation, you can adventure 365 days a year. Not only in the outdoors, but in your office as well. The people here are diverse. From tech jobs, to school teachers, to entrepreneurs, to farmers, to white water raft instructors, and caring volunteers - Cañon City is growing and thriving with diverse people who share a passion for adventure and their community. There are many ways to network with business, activity, military, and fraternal groups abound.


We love Cañon City and all of the natural beauty surrounding where we live and work! Moving out of traffic-plagued North Texas and to this tech-minded community in beautiful Colorado has been a long-time dream come true.

Kenny H Cañon City, Colorado

I left Denver to take a job in Cañon City and don't want to leave this place! I can hike at lunch or be at some of the most beautiful places within minutes. No traffic to work and the housing is way more affordable! Lots of local dining and shopping in town with big city shopping only 30 minutes away if I ever need it.

Katy M Cañon City, Colorado

Above all else, I want Cañon City to be a great place to raise a family, full of opportunity, growth, recreation, and safety.

Ashley Smith, Mayor Cañon City, Colorado