Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive, Canon City: Address, Phone Number, Skyline Drive Reviews: 4.5/5

Skyline Drive
4.5
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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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MNice
Bloomington, MN2,414 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
So, you’re saying you’ve driven mountain roads and some are a little scary, but you’ve navigated them. Well, this is not like that. There is no mountain wall to hug on one side. It’s straight down on both sides! It was built by the Canon City penitentiary in 1905. I could not look away from the road for a minute. Use the overlooks because the driver literally can’t take their eyes off the road. It’s a one-way road, 7 miles long. Nothing over 20 feet long, nor would you want to. Do this upon your return from the Royal Gorge (as it heads east above Canon City). The entrance is well marked and also has an arch at the beginning. There is lots of folklore which the lady at the Visitor Center in Veterans Park in Canon City can catch you up on. Some of the factoids; there are rocks along the way from every state and there are rocks spelling out “JFK”. This is really a white knuckle experience and we are really looking forward to switching drivers and taking more time. Really an experience of a lifetime.
Written August 3, 2021
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO578 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a relatively short, one-way drive that gives you great views of Cañon City and the surrounding valley. As others have pointed out, the road can get a little narrow, but as long as it's a nice day, you have nothing to worry about. There is some room to pull over near the top so you can walk around and get some pictures.
Written June 4, 2021
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WhatWeDoWeGo
Lee's Summit, MO272 contributions
Jul 2020
We loved this. Loved! Took our teens after Royal Gorge Railway (also a must). This one way switch-back drive puts you on the side of a narrow rock formation. There’s a spot where dinosaurs are documented & the views are unreal!
Written July 21, 2020
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Joshua C
5 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was pretty amazing. I read the other reviews and thought it would be crazy or scary but it is neither. Its a fun, very quick drive. The edges are not too bad. I expected steep drop offs but its more like a hill. My Jeep could easily go down most sides. Its not a bad experience, I really expected worse. On a nice day this is definitely something you want to do. I honestly dont know what other reviewers were talking about, there were a lot of other people there and everyone was hiking or driving and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Yes you are very high up on top of a hill. Living in Colorado I have seen WAY worse, and I have driven much better places. Wish it was longer. If you dont stop, its a 10 minute drive at 15 miles an hour from beginning to end. I would actually rate this as tame, but the view from the top is breathtaking. For me there is plenty of road, just stay on it....its not that hard to do.
Written April 25, 2021
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Danyel F
3 contributions
May 2020 • Solo
Driving or walking this wonderful road has many rewards. From the beauty of the city to the fresh, clean Air, you will not be disappointed. The calmness of looking out on top of canon city is an incredible sight. I recommend for added fun, walk the road instead of drive.
Written June 28, 2020
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Peebs75
Bennet, NE2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Exceptional view from both sides of the road. Drive goes along peak for a good distance. A few pull outs are available as well. No cost. Length restricted to 20 feet. Had no problem with this driving 3/4 ton crew cab pickup.
Written September 14, 2020
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Rich C
16 contributions
Jul 2020
Not a destination by any means, but if you're in Canon City, check this out. Its a narrow one-way road that offers excellent views of Canon City and the foothills of the mountains surrounding the Gorge. There are a few palces to stop, get out, and take pics...if you want. Definitely worth 30 minutes of your time. However, the road is very narrow and the driver has to pay attention.
Written July 17, 2020
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babs12858
Palmerton, PA581 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The check-in person at our hotel told us to go on this drive and to check out the Dinosaur tracks. So after going to the Gorge, we went up on this one way drive which was really neat. The road is quite narrow at some places but the scenery is beautiful. We did, however, Forget to check out the dinosaur tracks and only thought of it after we were long gone😏.
Written June 2, 2021
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reohatake
9 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Easy short drive over Cañon City. Beatiful view plenty of places to pull over. It's narrow and one way. The entire trip starting the trail is about 10-15 minutes without stops. Maybe.
Written August 22, 2020
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sdhigbee
Louisville, KY55 contributions
Jun 2021
You have to seek this one out and ask the locals because if you don't know you may not realize where the entry is and that you can take it (one way). Steep and narrow drive, but places to pull off and fantastic views at the top. We drove this several times as we were coming back from Royal Gorge Bridge park and Royal Gorge Zip Line tours
Written August 8, 2021
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