Introduction to Canon City, Colorado

Canon City, Colorado, in Fremont county, is 35 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado and 37 miles SW of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Canon City History

Canon City was founded in 1859 and established as a commercial center for miners during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. The first commercial oil well west of Mississippi was completed in Canon City in 1862 by A. M. Cassaday. Gold was discovered at nearby Cripple Creek in 1891, leading to the construction of a number of ore smelters in Canon City.

Canon City and nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Territorial Prison Museum
  • Dinosaur Depot Museum
  • Royal Gorge Bridge
  • Seventh and Main Shopping Center
  • Sell Lake
  • Margrette Park

Things To Do In Canon City

To learn more about the local culture and history, one can pay a visit to the Museum of Colorado Prisons or the Canon City Municipal Museum. The Royal Gorge Bridge and the Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway are among the other popular tourist attractions in Canon City. In addition, Canon City hosts annual celebrations like the Blossom Festival, Mountain Man Rendezvous and Octoberfest.

Canon City Transportation

The City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Canon City Higher Education

The College of the Canons is the local institute of higher education. Residents can also enroll at Pikes Peak Community College or the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Canon City Almanac

County Fremont County
Standard Zip Codes81212
P.O. Box Zip Codes81215
Phone Area Codes719
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.44
Approximate Longitude-105.23

Canon City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 49 F
Apr Temp35 to 65 F
Jul Temp59 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 69 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp7 to 37 F
Apr Temp25 to 54 F
Jul Temp45 to 79 F
Oct Temp26 to 60 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
Distance34.2 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp19 to 44 F
Jul Temp40 to 70 F
Oct Temp23 to 52 F
Annual Precip24 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coal Creek308$50,000
Cripple Creek1,238$40,500
Silver Cliff827$28,125

Canon City Public Libraries

Canon City Public Library
Canon City, Colorado
(719) 269-9020

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Canon City Hospitals

Centura Health-st Thomas More Hospital
1338 Phay Ave
(719) 285-2000

Canon City Public Schools

Canon City High School
1313 College
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 1030
Canon City Middle School
1215 Main Steeet
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 405
Canon Exploratory School
2855 North 9th Street
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 278
Canon Online Academy
101 North 14th Street
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 44
Harrison School
920 Field Avenue
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 730
Lincoln School Of Science And Technology
420 Myrtle Avenue
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 260
Mckinley Elementary School
1240 Mc Kinley Street
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 229
Mount View Core Knowledge Charter School
809 Field Avenue
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 240
Washington Elementary School
606 North 9th Street
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 387

Canon City Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
1415 Elm Ave
ZIP: 81212
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Four Mile Adventist Christian
3180 E Main St
ZIP: 81212
Total Enrollment 13
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