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The Best Hiking in Cañon City

Looking for the best hiking in Cañon City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Cañon City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Cañon City

  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Old Skyline Drive Trail

    1.02 mi / 213 ft gain
    Old Skyline Drive Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Tunnel Drive Trail

    3.93 mi / 289 ft gain
    Tunnel Drive Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Hike Tunnel Drive

    3.8 mi / 521 ft gain
    This 3.8 mile out and back trail is a very easy hike but can have moderate to high foot traffic depending on the season and time of day. I recommend doing this hike early in the morning to not only beat the heat, but to beat the other hikers. What I love about this hike is the chance to see the t...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Fremont Peak

    3.2 mi / 390 ft gain
    Fremont Peak is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Cañon Vista

    1.29 mi / 135 ft gain
    Cañon Vista is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Far Out and Cañon Vista Loop

    1.81 mi / 217 ft gain
    Far Out and Cañon Vista Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Section 13

    1.14 mi / 180 ft gain
    Section 13 is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Royal Gorge Overlook Loop

    1.55 mi / 154 ft gain
    Royal Gorge Overlook Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Arkansas River Canyon Rim Trail

    5.35 mi / 676 ft gain
    Arkansas River Canyon Rim Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Hike Temple Canyon

    5.0
    1 mi / 400 ft gain
    Take 1st Ave heading south out of Canon City and you'll come to Temple Canyon Road. You'll take 7 miles of dirt road to Temple Canyon Park. It is free to enter and there is a decent campground there where you can camp for free for up to 14 days. The trail begins at Temple Ridge Campground. The tr...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Tanner Trail

    12.23 mi / 3504 ft gain
    Tanner Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Photograph the Royal Gorge Bridge

    3.0
    3.3 mi
    The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is located in Canon City which is about an hour outside Colorado Springs. Once you get there, it's a $26 entrance fee per person. The park is dog and family friendly. You can walk across the bridge, take the gondola, or zip line across. Taking the gondola and of co...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Temple Trail via Temple Ridge Campground

    1.71 mi / 627 ft gain
    Temple Trail via Temple Ridge Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • 4402 Garden Park Road, Colorado

    Mountain Bike at Oil Well Flats

    13 mi / 1200 ft gain
    The Basics: Picture this: Winter on Colorado's Front Range. It snowed yesterday. You're stir crazy because today it's 60 degrees and sunny outside, but the trails are a muddy mess! Cue Oil Well Flats. Located just an hour outside of Colorado Springs, this trail network rarely sees precipitation, ...
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Tanner Trail via East Bear Gulch Trailhead

    6.4 mi / 873 ft gain
    Tanner Trail via East Bear Gulch Trailhead is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Canon City, Colorado.
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  • Cañon City, Colorado

    Curley Peak and Tanner Peak

    13.79 mi / 3894 ft gain
    Curley Peak and Tanner Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Canon City, Colorado.
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