Canon streets map. Detailed map of Canon town, Colorado

Road maps of Colorado

Large scale map of Canon town, Colorado

Canon streets map. Detailed large scale map of Canon town, Colorado state. Points of Interest of Canon CO on the map

Canon City  CO detailed map

Canon City      Population: 15,431 • Elevation: 5,332 • Area Code: 719 • Fremont Co., CO 81212

Points of Interest: Royal Gorge Park, Royal Gorge Bridge, Buckskin Joe's, Skyline Drive, Colorado State Prison, Colorado Territorial Prison Museum & Park, Garden Park Fossil Area, Royal Gorge Route Railroad

The Royal Gorge Bridge is a road to nowhere. The world's highest suspension bridge was built in 1929 to capitalize on a spectacular vista of the granite canyon and the Arkansas River 1,053 feet below. The quarter-mile span is part of Royal Gorge Park, which also boasts the world's longest single-span aerial tram and steepest incline railway. Canon City, the park's owner, was founded in 1860 by developers anxious to exploit deposits of iron, coal, marble, granite and gypsum. Residents chose the name Canyon City but a clerical error made the Spanish spelling official. Offered a choice in 1868 between the territorial prison or a university, Canon City opted for the prison, which became the Colorado State Penitentiary. Dinosaur remains were discovered in 1878. In 1903, Skyline Drive, rising 800 feet above the city, was constructed with convict labor. Movies filmed in the area include How the West Was Won and John Wayne's The Cowboys.

Annual Events:

5K Predict Run & Walk Mid-March (719) 275-1578

Easter Egg Hunt March/Early April (719) 275-1578

Music & Blossom Festival Early May (719) 275-2790

Royal Gorge Rodeo Early May (719) 275-4784

Freemont County Days May (719) 275-7507

Temple Canyon Auto Hill Climb Mid-May (719) 275-4057

Arkansas 5K & 10K River Run Classic Early June (719) 275-1578

Western Days June (888) 333-5597

Gaelic Highland Festival Mid-June (719) 276-3378

Red, White & Blue Celebration Late June/Early July (719) 275-7507

Art on the Arkansas July (719) 275-2790

4th of July Fireworks July (719) 275-2331

Fiddlers Along the Arkansas July (719) 275-6685

MS 150 Bicycle Tour July (303) 813-6677

Royal Gorge Bridge Dance Late July (719) 275-7507

Fremont County Fair Early August (719) 275-2790

Harvest Festival Late September (719) 276-5191

Penrose Apple Day Celebration Early October (719) 372-3994

Christmas Parade of Lights Early December (719) 275-2331

Old Fashioned Christmas Early December (719) 275-7507

Visitor Information        Chamber of Commerce 403 Royal Gorge Blvd. (800)876-7922  (719)2753331

Hospital                          Centura Health-St. Thomas More Hospital 1338 Phay Ave. (719) 285-2100

Bus Station                      Greyhound 1707 Fremont Dr. (719) 276-9042

Airport                           Fremont County Airport 60298 Hwy 50, Florence (719) 784-3816

College                           Pueblo Community College 51320 W. Hwy 50 (719) 296-6100

Post Office                     Canon City Main Post Office 1501 Main St. (800) 275-8777

Library                            Canon City Library 516 Macon Ave. (719) 269-9021

Museums                         Canon City Mun. Museum 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. (719) 269-9018

Dinosaur Depot 330 Royal Gorge (800) 987-6379

Museum of Colorado Prisons 201 N. 1st St. (719) 269-3015

Golf Courses                   Bear Paw Golf Course 2960 Siloam Rd. (719) 784-6152

Shadow Hills Golf Club 1232 County Rd. 143 (719) 275-0604

Police Department            Canon City Police Dept. 161 Justice Ctr. Rd. (719) 276-5600

Fire Department               Canon City Fire Dept. 1475 N. 15th (719) 275-8666

Newspaper                      Canon City Daily Record 701 S. 9th St. (719) 275-7565