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Skyline Drive

Canon City, CO
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Ranked #13 of 18 Activities in Canon City
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Four-wheeling
Description: A narrow, one way road that is not suitable for RV's or over-size vehicles and that offers three miles of thrills.
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Westland, Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The drive up to the top of skyline drive is a rush. It can be a bit a scary but as long as you are pretty steady driver it shouldn't be too hard. The views from the very top are worth taking the narrow road. There is also some cool historical dinosaur information and foot prints up at the top... More

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Wisconsin
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35 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I wonder what ever possessed anyone to build a road along the sharp crest of a hogback overlooking Canon city. No purpose at all, but FUN!! Views to the left, views to the right, and white knuckle places where you know the road doesn't end at a cliff edge, but it sure looks like it.It was so much fun we... More

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Oceanside, California, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Such a surprise to find out about this ride from the Chamber of Commerce in Canon City. It was built by the prisoners and is a 30 foot wide one-way paved road along the top ridge of the limestone mountain running into Canon City. Beautiful views and could see many of the buildings we'd seen in the old town. At... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Beautiful drive and great views of Canon City. One way, some would find it a bit scary but I thought it was great. We did it during the day and again in the evening. A fun experience.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

i liked it you saw the city of canyon city, colorado and my step mom liked and good mountain and good area

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Canon City, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have been over Skyline Drive countless times and still enjoy the views. It really isn't as narrow as you think it is, but for flatlanders it can be intimidating. Take your time, utilize the pull-offs to enjoy the views, look out for walkers and sight-seekers, and enjoy. Do NOT try to take an RV or trailer over this; the hairpin... More

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Hulbert, Oklahoma, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this was the craziest drive i ever been on and i travel alot if you are scared of height stay off this . if you got kids they will love it my girl crawl down in the floorboard once u start up there is no turning around once was enough for me and i don't scare easy but what great... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you have a fear of heights this may not appeal to you. If someone else can drive and you get up there, it is beautiful. Once you start you are committed to the journey, the only way down is to keep moving forward. I skydive and actually caught myself wondering if I had made a mistake on the way... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Those were the words I couldn't banish from my thoughts as I crawled along Skyline Drive. Sadly for me, there was no turning around on this one-way drive along a very narrow ridge high over US50 with drop-offs on one or other or - most scary of all - both sides of the sliver of tarmac that passes for a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Take your time! The road is very narrow! But the view all the way across is absolutely beautiful. Don't miss this!

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