What is the climate like?

Cañon City is heralded as the ‘Banana Belt’ of Colorado. Due to our proximity to both the mountains and the eastern plains, the city enjoys a moderate climate and high desert environment. While it does snow in the winter, most precipitation melts in just a few days. Summers can be quite warm, with temperatures reaching into the 90’s on most August days, but this makes for perfect conditions for river activities. Autumn is temperate and vibrant as cottonwood trees turn brilliant hues of yellow and gold. Spring is also a favorite time of year, when local crops, gardens, orchards come to life, along with native plants and trees.

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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