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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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  • The Road is high and narrow with amazing views! Steep Drop offs on either side... makes you a bit....puckered! Its free! 
    The Road is high and narrow with amazing views! Steep Drop offs on either side... makes you a bit....puckered! Its free!  more »
  • You should be scared once every day. This drive is for that day. White knuckles. Tight grip. Focus on center of the roadway. I had to wipe my hands a few times because I had sweaty palms with fear... 
    You should be scared once every day. This drive is for that day. White knuckles. Tight grip. Focus on center of the roadway. I had to wipe my hands a few times because I had sweaty palms with fear...  more »
  • This one-way paved road the puts you on top of a hog back give you great views of Canon City and the surrounding area. The street starts on the West side of town on US 50 just past the Pueblo CC. 
    This one-way paved road the puts you on top of a hog back give you great views of Canon City and the surrounding area. The street starts on the West side of town on US 50 just past the Pueblo CC.  more »
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  • Always one of my favorite places in Canon. The road is pretty narrow and steep, but once you get to the top the view is amazing (especially at night!). Highly recommend anyone passing through to check it out.
  • This was truly one of the most fun experiences I've had in a car! The road is super high up, and it tilts a little in some places,along it feel kind of like a mild roller coaster. Not only that, but THE VIEWS!!! The scenery was absolutely beautiful!!
  • We took a quick detour off the main road to do this drive and did not regret the choice. It has a few white knuckle moments but overall not a problem if you don't overthink it. I hate heights of any kind but this wasn't too bad and was totally worth the drive.
  • 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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