Cañon City in Fremont County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway
Travel historic roads to riches
Drive the Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byways
• Each part of the Byway offers unique scenery – rugged canyons, mountain parklands and ranches, and sweeping mountain views.
• For an adventurous back country driving experience, travel the Shelf Road or Phantom Canyon Road. Please note the travel restrictions and recommendations on the map.
• Explore two internationally significant fossil areas. The Garden Park Fossil Area just north of Cañon City and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument at the north end of the Byway.
• If you are traveling south, stop and enjoy
• The historic communities of Cripple Creek, Victor and Florissant lie along the northern part of the Byway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 38° 26.213′ N, 105° 14.671′ W. Marker is in Cañon City, Colorado, in Fremont County. Marker is on Royal Gorge Boulevard east of South 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Veterans Park near the Cañon City Visitor's Center cabin. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Royal Gorge Boulevard, Canon City CO 81212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bustling Center for Trade, Transportation, and Tourism (here, next to this marker); Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition (here, next to this marker); Colorado Territorial Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raynolds Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); 405 Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); First People, Explorers & Settlers (approx. ¼ mile away); The Banana Belt of Colorado (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Cloud Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cañon City.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.