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Skyline Drive, Canon City

4.7
#4 of 38 in Scenic Drive in Colorado
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, Canon City attractions like Skyline Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • From my first time to just last week I never get tired of the drive up and then down Skyline Drive. At night, with the lights and stars. such a great reminder to stop and take a moment.....  more »
  • Amazing ride. The edges are so close I was glad that someone ELSE was driving, but the views were magnificent!  more »

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