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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.

County: Fremont

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
Hours: 0
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Exercise caution if you leave the road

Parking: Yes
Lodging: Hotel in Canon City

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Elevation: 5500

Latitude: 38.40576
Longitude: -105.31602


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo