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Canon-City is located in central Colorado and is the county seat for Fremont County. It's about two hours south of Denver. As of 2005, the estimated population was 16,000. Canon City is a Colorado Home Rule Municipality and is known for being home to nine state and four Federal prisons. It also lies along the Arkansas River, which makes it a popular recreational spot for tourists. The town was laid out in 1858 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, and the Canon City Downtown Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Canon City is the gateway to the Royal Gorge Region, which offers a number of exciting attractions and dozens of recreational activities. Among the attractions is the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, which is Colorado's first premier scenic train. From March through December, it takes passengers on excursions that offer breathtaking views of the Royal Gorge. Enjoy a five-star lunch or dinner, embark on a murder mystery train ride or a special Santa Express train ride to the North Pole. Other attractions include the royal Gorge Bridge and Park. The bridge is the second highest suspension bridge in the U.S., and also on site is an aerial tram and incline railway and a petting zoo. For those who crave the outdoors, Canon City is one of the best places in the state for rafting and kayaking on the Arkansas River. Other things to do include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and rock climbing. Downtown Canon City is very walkable and is filled with art galleries, boutiques, antique shops and good eateries.

Surrounding areas: Penrose, Colorado (11.1 mi), Cripple Creek, Colorado (21.4 mi), Westcliffe, Colorado (24.8 mi), Beulah, Colorado (28.3 mi), Pikes Peak, Colorado (28.9 mi), Manitou Springs, Colorado (33.5 mi), Cascade, Colorado (34.4 mi)

Canon City Vacation Rentals

Canon City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn311 Royal Gorge BlvdCanon City, CO (719) 276-6900
Holiday Inn Express110 Latigo LnCanon City, CO (719) 275-2400
Quality Inn & Suites3075 E Hwy 50Canon City, CO (719) 275-8676
Super 8 Motel Canon City209 N 19THCanon City, CO (719) 275-8687
Stage Stop Inn111 E Main StFlorence, CO6.8 mi.(719) 784-6463
Super 8 Motel4540 State Hwy 67Florence, CO6.8 mi.(719) 784-4800
Victor Hotel4TH And Victor AveVictor, CO19.2 mi.(719) 689-3553
Palace Hotel And Casino172 E Bennett AveCripple Creek, CO21.3 mi.(719) 689-2992
Cripple Creek MotelCripple Creek, CO21.4 mi.(719) 689-2491
Hotel ST Nicholas303 N 3RD StCripple Creek, CO21.4 mi.(719) 689-0856
Holiday Inn Express Cripple Creek601 E GalenaCripple Creek, CO21.7 mi.(719) 689-3234
Double Eagle Hotel & Casino442 Bennett DrCripple Creek, CO24.6 mi.(771) 968-9501
Hampton Inn & Suites Pueblo-Southgate3315 Gateway DrPueblo, CO26.4 mi.(719) 566-1726
Microtel Inn & Suites3343 Gateway DrPueblo, CO26.4 mi.(719) 242-2020
Comfort Inn77 S Radnor DrPueblo, CO27.3 mi.(719) 547-9400
Lazy J Resort & Rafting Company Inc16373 Hwy 50Coaldale, CO29.2 mi.(800) 678-4274

Canon City Weather & Climate

Central Colorado , in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, has a very complex climate. The valleys are classified as a semi-arid, continental climate, and the higher elevations are mountain-alpine climate. Humid microclimates may also exist in some places. Abundant sunshine and low humidity is typical in all areas. Summers are mild to warm, and thunderstorms can cause a sudden drop in temperature. Winters are cold and snowy, especially in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. Solar radiation penetrates the thin atmosphere high in the mountains, which results in very pleasant temperatures during the winter. This is why skiers are often pictured in very light clothing, even though they're surrounded by snow.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 19°F 0.46 in. -
February 52°F 22°F 0.38 in. -
March 57°F 27°F 1.06 in. -
April 64°F 34°F 1.47 in. -
May 73°F 44°F 1.64 in. -
June 84°F 53°F 1.24 in. -
July 89°F 59°F 1.78 in. -
August 87°F 58°F 2.05 in. -
September 79°F 48°F 1.21 in. -
October 68°F 38°F 0.72 in. -
November 55°F 27°F 0.80 in. -
December 49°F 21°F 0.49 in. -

Canon City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fremont County airport (1V6) located about 6 miles east of Canon City, the Silver West airport (C08) located approximately 30 miles southwest of Canon City in Westcliffe, Colorado, the City Of Colorado Springs Municipal airport (COS) located roughly 38 miles northeast of Canon City in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and finally the Pueblo Memorial airport (PUB) located around 40 miles southeast of Canon City in Pueblo, Colorado.

Canon City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO34.4 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO98.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Bear Paw Golf CourseFlorenceCO7.2 mi.
Stratton Golf ClubStrattonCO21.2 mi.
St Andrews at WestcliffeWestcliffeCO24.9 mi.
Desert Hawk Golf CoursePueblo WestCO28.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO80.2 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO84.2 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO91.1 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO99.6 mi.
AspenAspenCO100.2 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO100.2 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO100.2 mi.
TiehackAspenCO100.2 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO103.3 mi.
VailVailCO103.3 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO104.3 mi.
Monarch Art GalleryVictorCO19.2 mi.(Art)
American Numismatic Association Money MuseumColorado SpringsCO34.9 mi.(Technology)
Tesla Museum and LibraryColorado SpringsCO34.9 mi.(Technology)
SpielArts. Figurative Fine Art & PrintsColorado SpringsCO34.9 mi.(Art)
Colorado Springs MuseumColorado SpringsCO34.9 mi.(History)
Edward J. Peterson Air and Space MuseumColorado SpringsCO34.9 mi.(History)
American Hall of Heroes MuseumPuebloCO35.8 mi.(History)
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterWoodland ParkCO39.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO34.9 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO35.8 mi.
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO90.7 mi.

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