Here's a link to a 'hyperlapse' video giving you a quick tour of the road and its awesome views -- it'll also give you a sense of just how narrow and dangerous the road is. Before I went I read some online reviews of Skyline Drive written by visitors clearly unable to take the heights, the narrowness and the drop-offs on either side. This road is not for the faint of heart. Most find it to be exhilarating and the views inspiring -- such a wonderful thing for Cañon City to have a road overlooking the city and the mountains. I can't think of a better introduction to the Royal Gorge region of Colorado!
|Downtown Cañon City from above|
The Fremont County Historical Commission has developed an excellent guide to Skyline Drive.