What is Cañon City Known For?

Cañon City is known for many things by many people. Of course, a few correctional facilities sit outside of town towards Pueblo and we are also known for our many public parks, dinosaurs and fossil discoveries, Skyline Drive, The Royal Gorge railroad, the Royal Gorge, Arkansas River, extensive natural hiking and biking paths, sightseeing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, skydiving, and endless amounts of seasonal activities all year round.

The city's nickname, "the Climate Capital of Colorado", derives from the combination of unique geography and 5,300-foot (1,600 m) elevation protecting the city from harsh weather conditions. Cañon City is growing in the technology sector and fast becoming home to many companies looking to relocate to an area with plenty of capability and none of the hassle of larger cities.

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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

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

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