311 Royal Gorge Blvd
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 276-6900
Fax: (719) 275-7364
The Cañon City Historic District was initially inaugurated and maintained by the Cañon City Claim Club. The local people of the community had voted and they settled on the name Town of Canyon City. It was due to a mistake by the correspondent reporting the story, who used a Spanish spelling, therefore giving the city its name as it is today. The district in on the National Register of Historic Places.
Get on board the railway and enjoy the scenic views, but stay alert because this throwback to the Wild West is full of surprises. Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway brings you back to a time when outlaws ran ramped, starting gunfights whenever they felt like it, and it was up to the sheriff to lay down the law of the land. The authentic buildings and rustic surroundings make you feel as though you've entered a time warp, and with the Golden Nugget restaurant serving up buffalo meat burgers your stomach won't be left out either. Children under 3 and dogs are always free. See website for group deals and seasonal schedules.
Hanging 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River is the world's highest suspension bridge. Looking down the narrow canyon with steep granite cliffs, it is hard to imagine how this spectacular bridge was constructed in 1929 without any major accidents. Riding the aerial tram or the world's steepest incline train through the gorge offers heart-stopping excitement. A visitors center, nature center, restaurant and kiddie rides are all part of this magnificent 500-acre park. Located in Canon City, one-hour southwest of Colorado Springs.
Nestled among the Rock Mountains, in the Teller County of Colorado, Cripple Creek is a city that boasts a rich heritage and history. Born out of the great Gold Rush of Colorado, Cripple Creek used to be a typical settlement of Native Americans until the 'mountain men' arrived to hunt beavers for their fur, and it is these men who would later discover the wealth of gold hidden in Pikes Peak. The Gold Rush ushered in a new phase of opulence, development of transport, and its own share of civil problems. Today, the area still is a hub for gold mining, which visitors can witness by visiting the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine. A quintessential tourist town, Cripple Creek has it all: history, culture, entertainment, and adventure. See the website to know more.