Temple Canyon Park
Temple Canyon, a Canon City Park outside the city limits, is excellent in summer for pinyon-juniper birds including Gray Flycatcher, Virginia’s and Black-throated Gray Warblers, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Scaled Quail, Ladder-backed Woodpecker and others. You might see a dipper along the stream that crosses the park. This park is very similar to Red Canyon Park, though with less striking scenery. Much of the wildlife observation is done from the 12-mile loop road.
Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Ponderosa Forest, Rimrock/Mesa
Directions: From the west end of Canon City, turn south off of US-50 onto 1st St, and follow it south out of town (where it becomes CR 3). At one mile, at a 'T', take a right to stay onto CR 3. This road traverses through much of the good PJ on its way to the park, in 6 miles.
Delorme: 72 A1
Roads of Colorado: 104 B4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Exercise caution if you leave the road
Lodging: Hotel in Canon City
Handicapped Access: Limited