Colorado Trips June 29, 2018
by Annie Here Is The Colorado Summer Staycation That You Never Knew You Needed
Memorial Day is behind us and our next three-day weekend doesn’t come for another few months, so many of us are itching for some sort of a getaway. If you think the only real vacation comes from leaving the state, you are mistaken, as this Colorado staycation is guaranteed to provide you with the same excitement as an out-of-state excursion:
Cañon City is an exciting south-central Colorado town that is chock-full of beautiful scenery and fun attractions.
Established in the 1850s as a commercial center for mining in South Park, Cañon City quickly morphed into a must-visit area, thanks to such attractions as the iconic Royal Gorge Bridge.
The Royal Gorge Bridge was constructed in 1929 and measures an unprecedented 1,260 feet long and 18 feet wide, with 1,292 planks and a height of 955 feet.
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is another major attraction in the region.
Imagine seeing Colorado's most iconic suspension bridge aboard the fabulous Royal Gorge Route Railroad! Dreamy, right?
There's even quirky and historic fun to be had at places like the Museum of Colorado Prisons.
This unusual museum, which is housed in a former women’s prison, showcases a collection of inmate art and other artifacts that give a fascinating perspective of prison life throughout history.
In addition to the unique attractions, Cañon City is home to killer scenes and views...
Skyline Drive is a steep and narrow overlook that offers jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside.
Isn't the Canon City Queen Anne simply stunning? You know what's even better? It is nicknamed the Prime Rib House.
...and accommodations for every price point.
We recommend a stay at the Jewel of the Canyons Bed and Breakfast (located at 429 Greenwood Ave).
To learn more about this fascinating place and to begin planning your vacation, visit the Cañon City Chamber of Commerce's
Have you visited Cañon City? What was your favorite thing to do there? Let us know in the comments below!
Take your summer fun to the next level by checking out our previous article:
Not Many People Know About This Unforgettable Colorado Summer Fun Park.
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