Welcome to Cañon City!

Cañon City, the county seat of Fremont County, is frequently described as being in the Banana Belt of Colorado due to our temperate climate.  Situated on the Arkansas River at the opening of the Royal Gorge, we are a hub for many types of outdoor recreation.  While we can step outside to enjoy many different sports, we are conveniently close to urban areas.  Denver is a short two hour drive, while Colorado Springs is 45 miles away and Pueblo is 36 miles away.  Cañon City offers the best that nature can provide, along with the necessities of city life.  With nearly 29,000 residents, Cañon City is a comfortable place to raise your family.

Cañon City School District (RE-1) serves 3600 students in kindergarten through twelfth grades.  We have four K-5 elementary schools, one 1-5 exploratory school, one K-8 school, one 6-8 middle school, and two 9-12 high schools.  Fremont County pre-school children are fortunate to have a highly regarded early childhood program to prepare them for kindergarten, while our partnership with Pueblo Community College provides expanded opportunities for students who are preparing for life beyond high school.  Students in Cañon City receive a quality education in both academics and life skills.


To read more about Canon City, please Click here to visit the Canon City Chamber of Commerce Visitor Page!

Click here for the Canon City Events web site!


SchoolCenter Picture 

Community Programs and Successes

Describe the programs the community partners with the school district and the positive results of allowing students to connect with their community.