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Skyline Drive, Cañon City

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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, Cañon City attractions like Skyline Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This runs parallel to the highway and luckily is a one-way street. The road is very narrow so plan on going single file along the way and just looking around as you drive. There are a few spots to... 
    This runs parallel to the highway and luckily is a one-way street. The road is very narrow so plan on going single file along the way and just looking around as you drive. There are a few spots to...  more »
  • This was part of our Colorado Jeep Tour (1/2 Day). It was nice, high drive with views over the countryside! 
    This was part of our Colorado Jeep Tour (1/2 Day). It was nice, high drive with views over the countryside!  more »
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  • Once in a lifetime experience. If you visit canon you have to try skyline drive. but it's not for the fant of heart and there is no bailout point. Once you pass under the Stone Arch you're committed, so pay attention an have fun...
  • So this is one of the best drives in CO and it’s basically a secret. Just make sure the driver is ok with some elevation. No backing out 😊 don’t slip

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