Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the major employers in Cañon City?
For almost a century, Cañon City has proudly welcomed employees from both the Department of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prisons. Health care, including the local hospital, St. Thomas More, accounts for 11.2% of Cañon City’s employment. The lifeblood of our community, the Arkansas River, enables a thriving tourism industry which welcome thousands of visiting whitewater rafters each year, as does the famed 90-year old Royal Gorge Bridge and adjoining theme park.