Welcome To Cañon City, Colorado

Welcome to Cañon City, the "Gate to the Authentic West." Our community has a rich cultural heritage and interesting geologic history. We embrace our past and are planning an exciting future. Ours is a truly special community, with abundant recreational opportunities, vast open space from the plains to the Rocky Mountains, parks and trails, community events all year long, and of course the Arkansas River and the Royal Gorge. If you live here you know what I mean. If you are considering relocating your home or business, you will discover it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to seeing you around town or out on the trail. Mayor Tony Greer


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7th Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival!

The 7th Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) features kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, and river board competitions along with other events to promote the outdoors and an active lifestyle.  The Arkansas River roars through the Royal Gorge and immediately enters Cañon City.  The Whitewater Park is in the western portion of Cañon City, just a little over a mile from the end of the Royal Gorge.  The RGWF celebrates the Arkansas River and highlights the many recreational opportunities it presents.

City of Cañon City Library-Museum Board Opening

This seven-member Board meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and functions as an advisory board to the City Council.  The successful candidates will fill six seats.  The positions will be filled at interviews to be conducted by the City Council on a date to be determined. 

If you live with the City limits of Cañon City, and are willing to donate a few hours each month to serve the community, please send a letter of interest, outlining your abilities and reasons for wanting to serve on this Board to Library/Museum Board, c/o Cathy Rabe, MMC, City Clerk, 128 Main Street, Box 1460, Cañon City, CO 81215 prior to Monday, June 29 at 5:00 PM.  Please direct any questions to Suzanne Lasha, Library Director at 269-9020.

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