Canon City Riverwalk
The Riverwalk is a walking and bike trail with interpretive signage that extends along the Arkansas River in downtown Canon City. It offers access to a good deal of excellent riparian habitat and several adjacent wetland areas. Look here in the warmer months for breeding Lazuli Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Bullock’s Oriole and Yellow-breasted Chat. Great Blue and Green Herons hunt along the watercourses, and deer, rabbits and raccoons can be seen throughout the area. All of this is centrally located in Canon City, a good base of operations with all the amenities.
Attractions: Royal Gorge, Gold Belt Tour Scenic/Historic Byway
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Urban/Suburban
Directions: All the access points mentioned above are most easily reached from US-50 in Canon City. To reach the western access point to the riverwalk, take US-50 into the center of town and turn south on 9th St. Cross over the river and park on the left by Sells Ave. To reach the Raynolds Ave.access points, turn right onto Raynolds Ave.on the east side of town and follow it south, across the river, to various parking lots on the left side of the road. The Ash hill access can be reached by taking Raynolds Ave.off of US-50 to Main St. (the first road you come to), and taking a left (east) onto Main St. Follow Main St. to your next right (Rhodes Ave) and head south and then east as the road curves, and take a right onto Ash St. Follow Ash St. south to where it overlooks the river to the parking lot. The eastern access can be reached by heading south from US-50 on McKenzie Ave, about three-quarters of a mile east of town. Follow McKenzie to the parking lot, on the right.
Delorme: 72 A1
Roads of Colorado: 104 B4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Restrictions: Obey park rules and regulations
Handicapped Access: Viewing from paved trail