Canon City is an attractive community on the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. Known as the Climate Capital of Colorado for its winter weather—they generally enjoy temperatures up to 10 degrees warmer than the surrounding areas—this city is a fantastic getaway for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy activities such as rock climbing and whitewater rafting. Hotels in Canon City are a great base for exploring the natural beauty and small-town vibe of this wonderful area.
Touch down at Colorado Springs Airport (COS) and you'll be a quick 48-mile trip from Canon City. There is no public transportation between the cities, but private services such as Greyhound offer routes between the two. You can also rent a car or hire a cab. Once you've settled in at one of the Canon City hotels, your first stop should be the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. Perched 1,053 feet above the water, this was the world's highest bridge for many decades—it was only surpassed in 2001. It remains the USA's highest bridge and is truly a sight to behold. Other attractions include the Museum of Colorado Prisons and the Dinosaur Depot Museum, where you can see real fossils. Then, of course, there are all the exciting recreational activities the region has to offer! If you want to explore beyond Canon City, Denver is closer than it looks. Just hop into one of the Canon City rental cars and you're just 115 miles away from the Denver Botanic Garden, the Morrison Natural History Museum, and other exciting attractions. Don't worry about leaving time to drive back to Canon City: There are plenty of great hotels in Denver so you can enjoy the local nightlife, too.
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