This is a must ride if you are in or around Canon City, CO!!! Skyline Drive is a narrow 2.6 mile scenic road that follows the top of a razorback ridge overlooking Cañon City, Colorado. It’s located about 9 miles east of the Royal Gorge, Cañon City’s most well-known attraction. It’s a great addition to a trip to this historic town.
The history of Skyline Drive is just as intriguing as its steep uphills and downhills. Built using labor from 60 inmates at the nearby prison, the road was finished in 1905. In its early days, Skyline Drive only allowed horse-drawn buggies and foot traffic, but in 1907 automobiles were allowed on its roads and have predominated ever since.
Dinosaur footprints can be seen in the rock on Skyline Drive!!!