Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive
4.5
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A narrow, one way road that is not suitable for RV's or over-size vehicles and that offers three miles of thrills.
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  • Mohan V
    Manvel, Texas21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Easy to Miss, Hidden Gem
    It is a hidden gem that will give you a memorable riding experience watching two different sides of the mountains. I wish there was a desk that extends the photo experience; most of the time we took pictures in small rest area-like places. Overall top-rated experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 October 2023
  • lisa s
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful drive!
    Amazing although scary, but let’s face it, a lot of drives in Colorado are scary! It was worth the drive, I wish we could’ve stopped, but the limited parking was already taken. A real treasure in canon city!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Tia P
    Monument, Colorado60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy
    My husband & I drove Skyline Drive in September after going to the gorge. Wow! This little drive is terrifying. The double drop-offs were a total trip. I don't know why but it felt like we could just fall off the edge of the earth. Exhilarating. We didn't stop but it was only because I just wanted it to be over. I was freaking out a little. We want to go back and do it again. We'll definitely get out of the car to look around a little more on the next trip.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 March 2024
  • Trina
    Salt Lake City, Utah427 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Give it a go, even if you're afraid of heights!
    Amazing drive and views... For the record this road is ONE WAY, had it not been I doubt I'd have driven it. The road is narrow (but is wide enough for the width of one car). I'm afraid of heights, but drove the road anyway. Although it was intense, the drive was fairly short (maybe 10 min max) driving at a very slow speed. I'd definitely recommend doing this drive if you're in the area.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 May 2024
  • Susie L
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skyline Drive, Canon City, Co.
    Well if you're scared of heights like I am, you better buckke up lol. I don't know why I do these things to myself. Maybe my love for beautiful & fascinating things is stronger than my fear. This is just a 3 mile, one way road in Canon City, CO. But the views are amazing. There are places you can pull over & get out & take pics if you want. It's like, I think they call it, a ridgeback??? We went after we left the Royal Gorge. It doesn't take long & brings you back into Canon City & so worth the drive.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2024
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is a relatively short, one-way drive that gives you great views of Cañon City and the surrounding valley. As others have pointed out, the road can get a little narrow, but as long as it's a nice day, you have nothing to worry about. There is some room to pull over near the top so you can walk around and get some pictures.
Written 4 June 2021
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pegcouple
Winnipeg, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was absolutely terrifying. I hated every second of driving here, but my family said it was an absolutely spectacular view and they greatly appreciated this drive. For a short excursion that is free I strongly recommend this drive if you are the passenger or have no fears of narrow, high roads with absolutely no safeguards.
Written 13 July 2023
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Danyel F
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Solo
Driving or walking this wonderful road has many rewards. From the beauty of the city to the fresh, clean Air, you will not be disappointed. The calmness of looking out on top of canon city is an incredible sight. I recommend for added fun, walk the road instead of drive.
Written 28 June 2020
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Edward S
Syracuse, NY23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great views of the town and the valley. Also dinosaur tracks were very cool! Interpretive material and direction on where to pull off for the tracks could be better. Also, you have to travel out of town to take the one-way road back into town. Included in the Jeep tours.
Written 2 August 2022
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Luke M
Dallas, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a bit scary if you're from the flatlands of Texas like us! It's very narrow and very steep. It is also very scenic and very beautiful. Take a camera. We went later in the day but it seems morning would be perfect for sunrise photos and views.
Written 18 August 2022
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Peebs75
Bennet, NE2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Exceptional view from both sides of the road. Drive goes along peak for a good distance. A few pull outs are available as well. No cost. Length restricted to 20 feet. Had no problem with this driving 3/4 ton crew cab pickup.
Written 14 September 2020
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Joshua C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was pretty amazing. I read the other reviews and thought it would be crazy or scary but it is neither. Its a fun, very quick drive. The edges are not too bad. I expected steep drop offs but its more like a hill. My Jeep could easily go down most sides. Its not a bad experience, I really expected worse. On a nice day this is definitely something you want to do. I honestly dont know what other reviewers were talking about, there were a lot of other people there and everyone was hiking or driving and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Yes you are very high up on top of a hill. Living in Colorado I have seen WAY worse, and I have driven much better places. Wish it was longer. If you dont stop, its a 10 minute drive at 15 miles an hour from beginning to end. I would actually rate this as tame, but the view from the top is breathtaking. For me there is plenty of road, just stay on it....its not that hard to do.
Written 25 April 2021
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX3,444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
I can't believe this is free! The views are so beautiful here but the drive is a bit scary. It's a one way narrow road overlooking the city and there's literally no room for errors as there are no guardrails. There are also hairpin turns so don't try to drive this with a trailer or motor home. We were able to stop a few times and take in the view as there was noone else on the road with us that day...I'm sure it's busy during the summer. It's definitely worth a stop...or should I say it's worth a drive.
Written 8 September 2022
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Rich C
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Not a destination by any means, but if you're in Canon City, check this out. Its a narrow one-way road that offers excellent views of Canon City and the foothills of the mountains surrounding the Gorge. There are a few palces to stop, get out, and take pics...if you want. Definitely worth 30 minutes of your time. However, the road is very narrow and the driver has to pay attention.
Written 17 July 2020
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reohatake
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Easy short drive over Cañon City. Beatiful view plenty of places to pull over. It's narrow and one way. The entire trip starting the trail is about 10-15 minutes without stops. Maybe.
Written 22 August 2020
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