Complete Cañon City Skyline Drive – Colorado (Extended Version)

The Cañon City Skyline Drive is a scenic and thrilling road right in-between the Royal Gorge Bridge and Cañon City.

Cañon City Skyline Drive was built as a tourist attraction atop a row of hogbacks or razorbacks (which are a row of hills with a sharp and deep drop on both sides) at the beginning of the 20th century. Local prisoners were given reduced sentences in exchange for building the road way.

Last week, I published 1-minute In A Colorado Minute video of the second part of this drive, which starts after the overlook where you can see the dinosaur tracks. Also, that video was 450% sped up. To make sure you get to see everything, I am now sharing with you the Complete Cañon City Skyline Drive at only twice the original driving speed – and with a few additional shots of the view from the overlook.

Since this was a spontaneous drive and filming, I unfortunately didn’t clean the windshield beforehand – sorry! Also, I didn’t know exactly where the dinosaur tracks where until after finishing the drive.

Now I can tell you, the ancient tracks are in the rock face on the left side of the frame – about 50 seconds into the video. I added a still picture of that moment later in the video, which also lets you see the row of hogbacks with the road ahead. By the way, the dinosaur tracks are the round things that actually stick out of the side of the rock face, not indentations!

The music in this video is called “Heading West” and was written and performed by Jason Shaw of He has made this and many other instrumental songs available via a CC BY 3.0 license. Thank you so much, Jason!

Watch the 1-minute version of the drive in double-speed: Skyline Drive (Cañon City) – In A Colorado Minute (Week 303)

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