Check out this three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage near Canon City, Colorado. The modern log cabin, with space for up to six people, is the ideal place to unwind in one of the world’s most breathtaking locations. Wet Mountain Valley, home to elk and deer, may be seen from the cabin thanks to its location at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Take in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. As the sun sets behind the world’s longest chain of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks, you may relax on the porch swing and enjoy your vacation. Where the only thing you can hear is the wind in the Ponderosa Pines, but you’re only a few minutes from Canon City, where you can visit the world-famous Royal Gorge Bridge and the best white water rafting in the country. Experience world-class rock climbing in Red Canyon Park, fly fish on the Upper Arkansas River, raft down rapids rated Class II through IV, or peruse local antique and art galleries to take your mind off your troubles. Located between Canon City and Westcliffe at an elevation of 8,000 feet, the cabin sits on 27 private acres.
A little over 17,000 people call Canon City, Colorado home. It lies close to the state’s geographic center. It serves as the county seat for Fremont County and is a popular spot for people who enjoy being outside. Nearby Florence is home to one of the most infamous jails in the country, and Canon City’s location on the Arkansas River and near several state and national parks means that outdoor enthusiasts are spoiled for choice. The winters can be rough, but there are many interesting museums, art galleries, and historic buildings to visit indoors. Here are a few suggestions for how you can spend your time off.
Just outside of town along County Road 3A, Royal Gorge is a breathtaking natural wonder formed by the relentless erosion of wind and water over eons. The tallest suspension bridge in the United States is located at Royal Gorge Park, soaring nearly a thousand feet above the Arkansas River below. Many tourists spend a considerable amount of time in the gorge, bridge, and park because they are so iconic to the area. Playgrounds, theaters, and a water-powered clock (the only one of its kind in the state) round out the gorge’s offerings.
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, is only one of several museums that has displayed fossils unearthed from Caon City’s Garden Park Fossil Area. More than a century’s worth of excavations have made the site a must-see for anybody with an interest in natural history. Nearly twenty miles of multi-use paths snake through the beautiful scenery, perfect for walking, biking, and running. Dinosaur Flats is a part of the park that features difficult roads, best experienced in a four-wheel drive or all-terrain vehicle.