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Temple Canyon

Temple Canyon

Geology The Temple Canyon Park and the roads leading to it offer some wide variation in topography and geology.  As part of the area near the Park is called by geologists the “mixing bowl” due to shifting and movement it would be difficult to summarize it...
Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive

Geology: Skyline Drive is remarkable for geology in a number of ways all of which would require substantially more detail.  Did you know that the entry to Skyline Drive features an archway with stones from all 50 states. Just before you reach for the first major...
Indian Springs National Natural Landmark

Indian Springs National Natural Landmark

History:   The Indian Springs Ranch Campground is a historic working ranch that has built a campground and facilities in the central part of the ranch.    The site was found by the ranch’s patriarch, Bennie C. Thorson (now deceased), who found the trace fossils and...
The Royal Gorge

The Royal Gorge

History: Approximately 5,000 acres around the Royal Gorge was acquired by the City of Canon City through a federal act signed by President Theodore Roosevelt and dated June 11, 1906.  Twenty three years later, tThe Canon City council adopted a resolution to allow San...
Red Canyon Park

Red Canyon Park

Location: Red Canyon Park is located 10.4 miles north of Canon City in the Garden Park Area.    Take Reynolds north to Fields then north to County road 9,  travel past the Cleveland Dinosaur Quarry and the Marsh Quarry Trail Head and past the one room school house....