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Skyline Drive, Cañon City

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Offering scenic views of Canon City and Arkansas River Valley, Skyline Drive is one of Colorado's hidden gems. The drive was built in 1905 by inmates from the nearby prison who were awarded time off of their sentence for every month they worked on this short scenic roadway that winds and falls like a roller coaster about 240 m (800 ft) above the surrounding terrain. If you're afraid of heights, think twice before testing your driving skills. Using our world travel planner, Cañon City attractions like Skyline Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were passing through Canon City and did Skyline Drive in rain. We could barely see, but it was still a fun ride. It’s easy access to get on, and when you get off you are near downtown. There... 
    We were passing through Canon City and did Skyline Drive in rain. We could barely see, but it was still a fun ride. It’s easy access to get on, and when you get off you are near downtown. There...  more »
  • I can't believe this is free! The views are so beautiful here but the drive is a bit scary. It's a one way narrow road overlooking the city and there's literally no room for errors as there are no... 
    I can't believe this is free! The views are so beautiful here but the drive is a bit scary. It's a one way narrow road overlooking the city and there's literally no room for errors as there are no...  more »
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  • So this is one of the best drives in CO and it’s basically a secret. Just make sure the driver is ok with some elevation. No backing out 😊 don’t slip
  • Amazing views of Canon City and the surrounding mountains. NOT for the faint of heart. The dinosaur footprints are super cool too

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