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Cañon City Essential Info


Cañon City is a city in Colorado. It is the gateway to Royal Gorge, a cavernous canyon of the Arkansas River.

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  1. It is one of the few U.S. cities to have an eñe in its name,
  2. The highest suspension bridge in the world is over the Royal Gorge near Canon City. The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 feet.
  3. The city's nickname, "the Climate Capital of Colorado", derives from the combination of unique geography and 5,300 ft elevation protecting the city from harsh weather conditions.
  4. The city is depicted in an alternate history in the 1963 novel by Philip K. Dick The Man in the High Castle and 2015 television series of the same name on which it is based.

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