Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cañon City Known For?
Cañon City is known for many things by many people. Of course, a few correctional facilities sit outside of town towards Pueblo and we are also known for our many public parks, dinosaurs and fossil discoveries, Skyline Drive, The Royal Gorge railroad, the Royal Gorge, Arkansas River, extensive natural hiking and biking paths, sightseeing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, skydiving, and endless amounts of seasonal activities all year round.
The city's nickname, "the Climate Capital of Colorado", derives from the combination of unique geography and 5,300-foot (1,600 m) elevation protecting the city from harsh weather conditions. Cañon City is growing in the technology sector and fast becoming home to many companies looking to relocate to an area with plenty of capability and none of the hassle of larger cities.