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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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  • My friend and I drove this narrow strip of toad first thing in the morning. What a treat. We got out to see the dinosaur footprints and then met some runners that regularly run up this road...  more »
  • I loved the one way road on top of the world. At least that is what it felt like. Some parts seem as if you’re driving off the edge but it’s just an illusion. It can be hairy if you’re leery of...  more »

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