Frequently Asked Questions
What is the climate like in Cañon City?
Cañon City is heralded as the ‘Banana Belt’ of Colorado. Due to our proximity to both the mountains and the eastern plains, the city enjoys a moderate climate and high desert environment.
While it does snow in the winter, most precipitation melts in just a few days.
Summers can be quite warm, with temperatures reaching into the 90’s on most August days, but this makes for perfect conditions for river activities.
Autumn is temperate and vibrant as cottonwood trees turn brilliant hues of yellow and gold.
Spring is also a favorite time of year, when local crops, gardens, orchards come to life, along with native plants and trees.