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Skyline Drive, Cañon City

#4 of 18 in Outdoors in Cañon City
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • Really nice scenic drive across the ridge of a mountain. One way in and one way out. We were in an RV sprinter van and my son was driving and he said it was OK. A little scary but OK. We stopped at...  more »
  • A narrow but fun drive along a ridge overlooking Canon City. Great for sunrise/sunset or just a nice drive. Not for people with strong fear of heights!  more »

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