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“Great hike above the Arkansas”
Review of Tunnel Drive

Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

After a short climb of less than 1/4 mile, you have an almost flat 2 mile hike through several old tunnels (none long enought to not be able to see through) and increasingly spectacular views of the Arkansas and of the canyons around it. Take a hat as there is virtually no shade, and if it's windy in town it will be REALLY windy on Tunnel drive. Only down side is that you have to return on the same trail you want out on. Canon CIty is in the process of linking this trail to the riverside trail which winds several miles along the Arkansas in town. Once linked, it will be a great bike and hiking trail.

3  Thank jrpFlorence
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Tunnel drive is a very nice trail located on the west edge of Canon City. Starting out as a water ditch in 1892, it has a neat history all the way up until 2000 when it became the trail it is today. You'll get to see some amazing view of the Arkansas River and the rafters on it. The Royal Gorge Railroad also runs through the canyon.

The trail is very well maintained and consists of tiny gravel. It is handicap-accessible. The first 300 yards of the trail are inclined but the rest is fairly flat. (Cars with handicap tags can drive to top where it is level.) There are some picnic tables along the trail as well.

We came out here to do some geocaching, there are 6 along the trail.

Depending on the time of year, coming in the morning when it is cooler would be wise. Bring lots of water.

3  Thank GeoDrop
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Reviewed January 31, 2016
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