Cañon City Tourism, Colorado

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Cañon City /ˈkænjən ˈsɪti/ is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Fremont County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 16,400 at the 2010 United States Census. Cañon City straddles the easterly flowing Arkansas River and is a popular tourist destination for sightseeing, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing. The city is noted for being the location of nine state and four federal prisons and penitentiaries, and a welcoming sign says, "Corrections Capital of the World." In 1994, the United States Board on Geographic Names approved adding the tilde to the official name of Cañon City, a change from Canon City as the official name in its decisions of 1906 and 1975. It is one of the few U.S. cities to have an Ñ in its name, others being La Cañada Flintridge, California, Española, New Mexico, Peñasco, New Mexico, and Cañones, New Mexico.


This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Cañon City in United States is an ideal destination for a vacation! Cañon City is located at a short trip away from Alamosa a major city in United States. Take a short trip from Cañon City and set some time aside to explore the Alamosa. Dotted with places like Coors Field, Union Station, Sports Authority Field At Mile High; it will definitely be a good idea. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is San Luis Valley Regional Airport. Popular vacation packages of Cañon City are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Cañon City*

  • Living in Cañon City - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 64.91 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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