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Arkansas River Walk. For a pleasant stroll, try the Arkansas River Walk. The 4-mile trail is virtually flat, and the elevation is only 5,320 feet. It follows the Arkansas River for 3 miles through woods, wetlands, and the riparian river environment. Trailhead: Heading south on 9th St., turn east immediately past the bridge., Cañon City, CO, 81212.
Red Canyon Park. Cañon City–owned Red Canyon Park, 12 miles north of town, offers splendid easy to moderate hiking among the rose-color sandstone spires. The easy-to-find park is seven miles north of downtown. Red Canyon Rd. and Field Ave., Cañon City, CO.