We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skyline Drive

Canon City, CO
+1 719-275-6339
Review Highlights
Very pretty views

Pretty views of the city but not if you have a problem with heights. It was very hot that day so we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't miss this experience!

Drive this historic one-way, inmate-built road to get a great view of Canon City and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Theresa L
Winter Haven, Florida
Read all 817 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A narrow, one way road that is not suitable for RV's or over-size vehicles and that offers three miles of thrills.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“both sides” (75 reviews)
“narrow road” (52 reviews)
Canon City, CO
+1 719-275-6339
Write a Review
Reviews (817)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 809 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty views of the city but not if you have a problem with heights. It was very hot that day so we didn't do any of the hikes but there were a few hiking trails.

Thank Chels1411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive this historic one-way, inmate-built road to get a great view of Canon City and the surrounding area. This side excursion doesn't take much time and is worth the short drive. Make sure the brakes on your vehicle are in good, working order! If you...More

Thank Theresa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the road is narrow, still a very cool piece of local history and once on top some great views

1  Thank Casey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful ten minute detour with a great view and a thrill of driving on the razors edge. And real 109 million year old foot prints.

Thank Atmuffinman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your not scared of heights drive it yourself. Great views of Canon City and southern slope of Pikes Peak.

Thank diesel468
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty drive, beware the road is one way starting just outside of town and ending in Canon City. Road is narrow with NO guard rails and not for anything larger than a pickup truck or small van.

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive this it is great!! We had driven this scenic road once and then royal gorge rafting and ziplining told us about it and we did it again.

Thank koppio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside of Canon City on the way to Royal Gorge. A must see one way ride....although the driver won't/shouldn't see much except for the road straight ahead. You might overtake bicyclists or hikers, so be careful.

Thank dwlit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun little drive with excellent views of valleys. Easy to drive and scenic lookouts with parking if needed.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great drive for viewing God's awesome creations from different views and perspectives. Be sure and look at the clouds!

Thank Jim B
Nearby Restaurants
Pizza Madness
546 reviews
2.25 km away
Le Petit Chablis
284 reviews
2.38 km away
French Bakery Coffee Shop
93 reviews
2.39 km away
The Canon City Queen Anne
201 reviews
2.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Play Dirty ATV Tours
264 reviews
4.13 km away
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
2,527 reviews
7.12 km away
Tunnel Drive
147 reviews
3.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
11 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Technowitch | Reviewed this property |
This review is about Skyline Drive in Canon City, Colorado, not South Carolina. The former is about 3mi long. No clue about SC's.
8 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from davalynnspencer | Reviewed this property |
I would not try it. There's a tight turn at the end that takes you back (down) in the opposite direction. In addition, wind can be an issue with a high-profile vehicle. It's not windy everyday, but this is the Front Range of... More
14 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from karmaberry2016 | Reviewed this property |
It's a public road so it's always open