Guidebook for Cañon City - A 2019 Small Business Revolution Top 6 City

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Guidebook for Cañon City - A 2019 Small Business Revolution Top 6 City

Sightseeing

Great view of the Royal Gorge Bridge from the perspective of along the Arkansas River Website: https://royalgorgeroute.com/
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Royal Gorge Route Railroad
330 Royal Gorge Boulevard
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Great view of the Royal Gorge Bridge from the perspective of along the Arkansas River Website: https://royalgorgeroute.com/
One of the great wonders of the West. Website: http://www.royalgorgebridge.com/
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
4218 Co Rd 3A
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One of the great wonders of the West. Website: http://www.royalgorgebridge.com/
Several options to see beautiful local scenery and learn about our rich (sometimes quirky) history via several jeep tour options. For details, visit their website at http://coloradojeeptours.com/
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Colorado Jeep Tours
2320 E Main St
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Several options to see beautiful local scenery and learn about our rich (sometimes quirky) history via several jeep tour options. For details, visit their website at http://coloradojeeptours.com/
Canon City and Fremont County are home to multiple correctional facilities. This museum provides an intriguing and occasionally bizarre look into life "behind the walls".
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Museum of Colorado Prisons
201 1st Street
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Canon City and Fremont County are home to multiple correctional facilities. This museum provides an intriguing and occasionally bizarre look into life "behind the walls".
Old historic cemetery located off south first street.
Historic Greenwood Cemetery
Old historic cemetery located off south first street.

Entertainment & Activities

They do zip line tours, too!
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Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline Tours
45045 West U.S. 50
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They do zip line tours, too!
Great way to explore the Arkansas River by floating in a raft. They also have a restaurant that is open during the summer season. Website: http://www.raftecho.com/
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Echo Canyon River Expeditions
45000 U.S. 50
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Great way to explore the Arkansas River by floating in a raft. They also have a restaurant that is open during the summer season. Website: http://www.raftecho.com/
There is also an office on west Hwy 50 at the entrance to Skyline Drive. See their affiliated business - Royal Gorge Anglers Website: http://www.arkansasrivertours.com/
Arkansas River Tours
19487 U.S. 50
There is also an office on west Hwy 50 at the entrance to Skyline Drive. See their affiliated business - Royal Gorge Anglers Website: http://www.arkansasrivertours.com/
Another great rafting company. Website at http://www.raftmasters.com/
Raft Masters
2315 East Main Street
Another great rafting company. Website at http://www.raftmasters.com/
The local bowling alley
Canon City Lanes
2970 East Main Street
The local bowling alley
The downtown local movie house. Under new ownership - expected to reopen in 2020
Skyline Theatre
606 Main Street
The downtown local movie house. Under new ownership - expected to reopen in 2020
They provide guided fishing tours on the Arkansas River. Website: https://www.royalgorgeanglers.com/
Royal Gorge Anglers
49311 West U.S. 50
They provide guided fishing tours on the Arkansas River. Website: https://www.royalgorgeanglers.com/
Great way to learn about the rich geological history of the region and a super fun place for kids - ropes course and motion activated "live" dinosaurs. See their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RGDinoXP/ or their website at http://dinoxp.com/
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Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
44895 W U.S. 50
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Great way to learn about the rich geological history of the region and a super fun place for kids - ropes course and motion activated "live" dinosaurs. See their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RGDinoXP/ or their website at http://dinoxp.com/
Local theater "complex" on the east side of town. For information on what shows are playing, check out the website at https://www.ccskylinetheater.com/
4 Mile Cinema
127 Justice Center Rd
Local theater "complex" on the east side of town. For information on what shows are playing, check out the website at https://www.ccskylinetheater.com/
The local outdoor swimming pool complete with kiddie pool . Summer operation only.
Icabone Swimming Pool
1131 College Ave
The local outdoor swimming pool complete with kiddie pool . Summer operation only.

Food Scene

Locally owned and operated. Some consider this to be the best pizza joint in the area. They also serve salads, sandwiches, wings, and a spaghetti dish. Need catering? They do that too! Website: http://www.mypizzamadness.com/
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Pizza Madness
509 Main Street
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Locally owned and operated. Some consider this to be the best pizza joint in the area. They also serve salads, sandwiches, wings, and a spaghetti dish. Need catering? They do that too! Website: http://www.mypizzamadness.com/
Locally owned and operated Website: http://www.gotodiritos.com/
DiRitos Italian Resaurant
231 Main Street
Locally owned and operated Website: http://www.gotodiritos.com/
Serves Boulder ice cream, locally roasted coffee, and you can book your own gingerbread decorating party, called Gingerbread Jubilee. Ask for Jeri.
You Scream Treat Emporium
331 Royal Gorge Boulevard
Serves Boulder ice cream, locally roasted coffee, and you can book your own gingerbread decorating party, called Gingerbread Jubilee. Ask for Jeri.
High quality french cuisine. Yes, it is in Canon City! :) A small cafe is adjacent to the property and serves great breads and bakery goods. Website: http://lepetitchablis.com/
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Le Petit Chablis
512 Royal Gorge Boulevard
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High quality french cuisine. Yes, it is in Canon City! :) A small cafe is adjacent to the property and serves great breads and bakery goods. Website: http://lepetitchablis.com/
A Canon City tradition. Old school greasy burgers and hand made shakes. Pool tables in the back. You are not very likely to find a cigar here. :) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Owl-Cigar-Store-185658022692/
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Owl Cigar Store
626 Main Street
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A Canon City tradition. Old school greasy burgers and hand made shakes. Pool tables in the back. You are not very likely to find a cigar here. :) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Owl-Cigar-Store-185658022692/
Locally owned and operated drive-in type of burger joint with a variety of burger topping options. They also serve smoked pork and brisket as well as delicious shakes.
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Big Burger World
1205 South 9th Street
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Locally owned and operated drive-in type of burger joint with a variety of burger topping options. They also serve smoked pork and brisket as well as delicious shakes.
Variety of coffee drinks, breakfast, sandwiches, salads and some killer sweets. Locally owned and operated.
16th Street Cafe
302 North 16th Street
Variety of coffee drinks, breakfast, sandwiches, salads and some killer sweets. Locally owned and operated.
Excellent sushi. Website: http://momocanoncity.com/
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MoMo Sushi Bar. Wok & Grill
1540 Royal Gorge Boulevard
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Excellent sushi. Website: http://momocanoncity.com/
Owned and operated by a third generation cattle ranching family. They grow the beef for their burgers. Yummy! Website: http://www.bhburgers.com/
Bunk House Burgers
2147 Fremont Drive
Owned and operated by a third generation cattle ranching family. They grow the beef for their burgers. Yummy! Website: http://www.bhburgers.com/
Mexican cuisine. For breakfast - try the messy eggs with chorizo. Also open for lunch and dinner.
Ortega's Restaurant
2301 East Main Street
Mexican cuisine. For breakfast - try the messy eggs with chorizo. Also open for lunch and dinner.
Indoor and outdoor patio
Old Mission Mexican Restaurant
1905 Fremont Drive
Indoor and outdoor patio
Inside the gas station store is great mexican take out food. Breakfast burritos and tacos are yummy. They have changed their name to El Reynaldo's but everyone still calls it Alfonso's. :)
In N Out Conoco
2801 East Main Street
Inside the gas station store is great mexican take out food. Breakfast burritos and tacos are yummy. They have changed their name to El Reynaldo's but everyone still calls it Alfonso's. :)
Love the Don Pollo Supreme and the Adoba Pork Burritos. Fresh pico de gallo made with cabbage. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElAlazanCanonCity/
1925 Fremont Dr
1925 Fremont Dr
Love the Don Pollo Supreme and the Adoba Pork Burritos. Fresh pico de gallo made with cabbage. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElAlazanCanonCity/
Yummy treats and tasty meals. Great stop after a day of "antiquing" in Florence. Website: https://www.colorado.com/bakery/aspen-leaf-bakery-and-cafe Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Aspen-Leaf-Bakery-and-Cafe-117536445005789/
Aspen Leaf Bakery and Cafe
113 W Main St
Yummy treats and tasty meals. Great stop after a day of "antiquing" in Florence. Website: https://www.colorado.com/bakery/aspen-leaf-bakery-and-cafe Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Aspen-Leaf-Bakery-and-Cafe-117536445005789/
What could be better than coffee and bikes? This locally owned and operated coffee shop is owned by the same family that operates Red Canon Cycles (two doors to the west of the coffee shop). They also offer a selection of beer and wine.
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The Bean Pedaler
420 Main Street
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What could be better than coffee and bikes? This locally owned and operated coffee shop is owned by the same family that operates Red Canon Cycles (two doors to the west of the coffee shop). They also offer a selection of beer and wine.
Nice coffee and tea selections with delectable baked goods and lunch item. A big draw is the outdoor seating area. Small satellite location in the local hospital (Limited hours) Webpage: http://www.coyotescoffeeden.com/
Coyote's Coffee Den
675 CO-115
Nice coffee and tea selections with delectable baked goods and lunch item. A big draw is the outdoor seating area. Small satellite location in the local hospital (Limited hours) Webpage: http://www.coyotescoffeeden.com/
Old school greasy spoon serving breakfast and lunch. Locally owned and operated. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Waffle-Wagon-117294148288930/
Waffle Wagon
1310 Royal Gorge Blvd
Old school greasy spoon serving breakfast and lunch. Locally owned and operated. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Waffle-Wagon-117294148288930/
Local sports bar with restaurant and coffee shop on other side of building. Website: http://www.canoncitymugs.com/
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Canon City MUGS
1520 Royal Gorge Blvd
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Local sports bar with restaurant and coffee shop on other side of building. Website: http://www.canoncitymugs.com/
Another great option when in Florence, CO. In addition to coffee and teas, they offer a variety of salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PourHouseCoffee/
Pour House
202 W Main St
Another great option when in Florence, CO. In addition to coffee and teas, they offer a variety of salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PourHouseCoffee/
Local coffee shop; Two locations - one near Canon City Middle School and the other off Highway 50 near Atencio Glass - this location is a drive-through location. Small, limited food options. Website: http://jumpstartjavas.com/
Jump Start Java Cafe
1130 Main St
Local coffee shop; Two locations - one near Canon City Middle School and the other off Highway 50 near Atencio Glass - this location is a drive-through location. Small, limited food options. Website: http://jumpstartjavas.com/
Wide variety of Asian food options . . .Hibachi grilled dishes, Thai, sushi, and noodle dishes - Yaki-Udon, Yaki Soba, and Ramen. Love the beef negimaki appetizer and the Tom Yum soup! Website: http://www.itosteakhouse.com/
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Ito Japanese Steakhouse Sushi & Thai Restaurant
114 West Main Street
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Wide variety of Asian food options . . .Hibachi grilled dishes, Thai, sushi, and noodle dishes - Yaki-Udon, Yaki Soba, and Ramen. Love the beef negimaki appetizer and the Tom Yum soup! Website: http://www.itosteakhouse.com/
New York style pizza and other Italian style dishes. Dine in or carry out options available. Order ahead and take your "pie" to Florence Brewing Company. Website: https://www.papasflorence.com/
Papa's Italian Restaurant
132 W Main St
New York style pizza and other Italian style dishes. Dine in or carry out options available. Order ahead and take your "pie" to Florence Brewing Company. Website: https://www.papasflorence.com/
Affordable steakhouse that serves filet mignon on Sundays through Thursday and prime rib on the weekend (Fridays and Saturdays). In addition to the Florence location, this family of restaurants may also be found in Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, and Monte Vista. Reservations recommended. Website: http://quincystavern.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Quincysflorence/
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Quincys Steak & Spirits
121 W Main St
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Affordable steakhouse that serves filet mignon on Sundays through Thursday and prime rib on the weekend (Fridays and Saturdays). In addition to the Florence location, this family of restaurants may also be found in Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, and Monte Vista. Reservations recommended. Website: http://quincystavern.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Quincysflorence/
Just opened in March 2018. Initial reviews are great. Grab a taste of the Middle East (Indian and Nepalese) while you are visiting the West. Website: http://turmericrestaurantco.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TurmericRestaurantCO/
Turmeric Indian & Nepalese Restaurant
106 W Main St
Just opened in March 2018. Initial reviews are great. Grab a taste of the Middle East (Indian and Nepalese) while you are visiting the West. Website: http://turmericrestaurantco.com/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TurmericRestaurantCO/
Decadent ice cream options and toppings. If you are celebrating a special occasion, consider ordering/picking up one the delicious ice cream cakes/pies. Website: https://www.coldstonecreamery.com/index.html Local Phone Number: (719) 276-1166
Cold Stone Creamery
Decadent ice cream options and toppings. If you are celebrating a special occasion, consider ordering/picking up one the delicious ice cream cakes/pies. Website: https://www.coldstonecreamery.com/index.html Local Phone Number: (719) 276-1166
This restaurant and bar opened in late May 2018. The outdoor seating area and space is one of the best in town. Complete with core hole and other outdoor style games. They are building a reputation for quality live music - typically on the weekends.
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Cañon City Brews & Bikes
224 Main St
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This restaurant and bar opened in late May 2018. The outdoor seating area and space is one of the best in town. Complete with core hole and other outdoor style games. They are building a reputation for quality live music - typically on the weekends.
Offers a limited menu of steaks in a vintage Victorian house setting. Reservations are REQUIRED! For reservations, call -(719) 275-5354 or email - reservations@thecanoncityqueenanne.com The electronic version won't allow for a correction of label. The Canon City Queen Anne TEA house closed in December 2017. The Prime Rib house is in operation.
The Canon City Queen Anne, "Prime Rib House"
813 Macon Ave
Offers a limited menu of steaks in a vintage Victorian house setting. Reservations are REQUIRED! For reservations, call -(719) 275-5354 or email - reservations@thecanoncityqueenanne.com The electronic version won't allow for a correction of label. The Canon City Queen Anne TEA house closed in December 2017. The Prime Rib house is in operation.
Newly opened brewing company with quality food. The coal stout is very nice!
World's End Brewing Company
401 Main St
Newly opened brewing company with quality food. The coal stout is very nice!

Drinks & Nightlife

Not a true bar but they do offer wine tasting. Try the local wine - Canon Harvest. All of the local growers who contribute grapes are listed on the label.
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The Winery At Holy Cross Abbey
3011 East Highway 50
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Not a true bar but they do offer wine tasting. Try the local wine - Canon Harvest. All of the local growers who contribute grapes are listed on the label.
Locally brewed beers in a casual social room. Typically, no food is served. Guests may call to have local restaurants deliver or bring in their own food. Occasionally, a food truck is on site. Website: https://www.florencebrewing.com
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Florence Brewing Company
200 S Pikes Peak Ave
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Locally brewed beers in a casual social room. Typically, no food is served. Guests may call to have local restaurants deliver or bring in their own food. Occasionally, a food truck is on site. Website: https://www.florencebrewing.com
Local liquor store that also offers weekend and holiday delivery. For details on delivery, call 719 275-2096 or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SkylineliquorCanonCity/?rf=132061116839087
Skyline Liquors
2401 N 9th St
Local liquor store that also offers weekend and holiday delivery. For details on delivery, call 719 275-2096 or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SkylineliquorCanonCity/?rf=132061116839087
Small boutique winery located in the Brookside area. Rich and Cindy are simply delightful. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy wine samples and an afternoon on the patio.
Legatum Cellars
1704 Willow St
Small boutique winery located in the Brookside area. Rich and Cindy are simply delightful. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy wine samples and an afternoon on the patio.
White Water Bar & Grill is approximately 8 miles west of town off Highway 50 (just before the entrance to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park). Large outdoor seating area and a sand volleyball pit make this family friendly. For full bar services and more adult activities, stay inside the bar area. Seasonal opening during summer months only.
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White Water Bar & Grill
45045 U.S. 50
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White Water Bar & Grill is approximately 8 miles west of town off Highway 50 (just before the entrance to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park). Large outdoor seating area and a sand volleyball pit make this family friendly. For full bar services and more adult activities, stay inside the bar area. Seasonal opening during summer months only.
This liquor store has the most extensive selection of beers, wines, and liquor in town. The new location as of late 2018 is out by Walmart off Highway 50.
Jewett's Liquor
121 N 16th St
This liquor store has the most extensive selection of beers, wines, and liquor in town. The new location as of late 2018 is out by Walmart off Highway 50.
New to town in February 2019.
World's End Brewing Company
401 Main St
New to town in February 2019.
Located along the alley of Red Canyon Cycles (local bike shop), this small bar is serves Colorado beers and wines along with light snacks. A favorite with local adventurers (bicyclists, climbers, hikers).
The Handlebar
410 Main St
Located along the alley of Red Canyon Cycles (local bike shop), this small bar is serves Colorado beers and wines along with light snacks. A favorite with local adventurers (bicyclists, climbers, hikers).

Parks & Nature

Easy, well-maintained walking, running, and biking trail along the Arkansas River. Just a 5 minute walk from the house to the one of the trail heads.
Arkansas Riverwalk Trail
Easy, well-maintained walking, running, and biking trail along the Arkansas River. Just a 5 minute walk from the house to the one of the trail heads.
FAR - Fremont Adventure Recreation is a local organization whose mission is to promote outdoor recreation and endurance sports within the county. They have been instrumental in the development of local trails as well as sponsoring and working with a variety of local recreational events. For more information and for a free copy of the local trails map, visit their website at http://www.joinFAR.org A house copy of the trail guide is available for guest use. Additionally, copies are typically available for a guest to take home with them.
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Cañon City
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FAR - Fremont Adventure Recreation is a local organization whose mission is to promote outdoor recreation and endurance sports within the county. They have been instrumental in the development of local trails as well as sponsoring and working with a variety of local recreational events. For more information and for a free copy of the local trails map, visit their website at http://www.joinFAR.org A house copy of the trail guide is available for guest use. Additionally, copies are typically available for a guest to take home with them.
This park is also referred to as "Duck Park" due to a small pond frequented by local ducks and geese. New to the park is updated playground equipment and a water feature for cooling off on hot days. Adjacent to the park, the Arkansas River runs along the north end and is home to the kayak water park also. On the west side of the park are some tennis courts.
Centennial Park Playground
This park is also referred to as "Duck Park" due to a small pond frequented by local ducks and geese. New to the park is updated playground equipment and a water feature for cooling off on hot days. Adjacent to the park, the Arkansas River runs along the north end and is home to the kayak water park also. On the west side of the park are some tennis courts.
Home to ball diamonds and open fields that fill with recreation league soccer and youth football games. This park has some tennis courts and pickle ball courts.
Canon City Rouse Park
1600 Park Ave
Home to ball diamonds and open fields that fill with recreation league soccer and youth football games. This park has some tennis courts and pickle ball courts.
Nice shade and a couple of picnic shelters. Has some tennis courts also.
Rudd Park
Nice shade and a couple of picnic shelters. Has some tennis courts also.

Getting Around

Fantastic customer service along with bicycle rentals. Full bike service shop and carries climbing gear. Check out their other business The Bean Pedaler for coffee and other treats. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RedCanyonCycles/
Red Canyon Cycles
410 Main Street
Fantastic customer service along with bicycle rentals. Full bike service shop and carries climbing gear. Check out their other business The Bean Pedaler for coffee and other treats. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RedCanyonCycles/
Sign up for a zipline tour or rent a bike from this company that also owns and operates Royal Gorge Rafting
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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
45045 West U.S. 50
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Sign up for a zipline tour or rent a bike from this company that also owns and operates Royal Gorge Rafting

Essentials - Groceries, PO, Schools, Etc

Resources for groceries, post office, schools, health care.
Great to know if you have a medical emergency. Within the hospital is a satellite location of Coyote Coffee Cafe. It has limited service hours.
St. Thomas More Hospital
1338 Phay Avenue
Great to know if you have a medical emergency. Within the hospital is a satellite location of Coyote Coffee Cafe. It has limited service hours.
Part of the King Soopers family. The store has added a Starbucks coffee shop - go left after entering the front doors - past the customer service counter.
City Market
1703 Fremont Drive
Part of the King Soopers family. The store has added a Starbucks coffee shop - go left after entering the front doors - past the customer service counter.
Another grocery option
Safeway
1414 Main Street
Another grocery option
Locally operated pharmacy. Provides 24 hour delivery service.
Palace Drug Store
601 Main St
Locally operated pharmacy. Provides 24 hour delivery service.
Coin operated laundromat and laundry services.
Express Laundry
931 Royal Gorge Blvd
Coin operated laundromat and laundry services.
Offers dry cleaning and laundry services.
New Method Laundry & Dry Clng
315 Main St
Offers dry cleaning and laundry services.
District office for the local public school district - Canon City Schools
Cañon City Schools
101 N 14th St
District office for the local public school district - Canon City Schools
Main local office for USPS
US Post Office
1501 Main St
Main local office for USPS
This is the place to go if you need to ship a package via UPS or FedEx. The other half of the business provides printing services.
Master Printers
308 Main St
This is the place to go if you need to ship a package via UPS or FedEx. The other half of the business provides printing services.
Family owned business specializing in tires. Stop here if you have a flat tire or need an oil change.
Jim's Tire Service Inc.
1005 S 9th St
Family owned business specializing in tires. Stop here if you have a flat tire or need an oil change.
Local apple orchard that also sells fresh, seasonal produce and locally made Colorado food products. Try some Palisade peaches or Will's Cider. SEASONAL - Typically opens around 4th of July and stays open into October.
Colon Orchards
3175 Grandview Ave
Local apple orchard that also sells fresh, seasonal produce and locally made Colorado food products. Try some Palisade peaches or Will's Cider. SEASONAL - Typically opens around 4th of July and stays open into October.