311 Royal Gorge Blvd
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 276-6900
Fax: (719) 275-7364
311 Royal Gorge Blvd, Canon City, CO, US, 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.