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Skyline Drive, Canon City

4.7
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Offering scenic views of Canon City and Arkansas River Valley, Skyline Drive is one of Colorado's hidden gems. The drive was built in 1905 by inmates from the nearby prison who were awarded time off of their sentence for every month they worked on this short scenic roadway that winds and falls like a roller coaster about 240 m (800 ft) above the surrounding terrain. If you're afraid of heights, think twice before testing your driving skills. Using our world travel planner, Canon City attractions like Skyline Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The views up this drive is amazing!! So worth it! It’s a one way road and there are little paths you can stop and get out.  more »
  • Many of the reviews describe this drive is somewhat scary, but we found it to be more awe-inspiring than scary. The views are incredible and there are plenty of places to pull to the side of the road....  more »

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