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Tunnel Drive

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Address: Canon City, CO

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Great Hike

If you want to walk along and see parts of the Arkansas, then definitely walk this trail. There is a little steep area to get up from the parking lot to the trail, but it is worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Renee K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to walk along and see parts of the Arkansas, then definitely walk this trail. There is a little steep area to get up from the parking lot to the trail, but it is worth it. The trail, round trip is about 4 miles. Great for strollers and families. Great photo opportunities as well. You may even see... More 

Thank Renee K
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very tame yet stunning trail. Incredibly well maintained, and with a pit toilet st the trailhead. There are also some picnic benches along the trail. Two miles each way and all with the Arkansas River in view. Some really cool tunnels to walk through. The only steep bit is the first 1/4 mile, which is paved, and... More 

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Southern IN
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I really loved this hike in Canon City. We stopped after our visit to Royal Gorge and got some great pix and views. We were told this Tunnel Drive used to be water pipes taking water to Canon City and maybe even Colorado Springs. Now the pipes are gone, leaving 3 tunnels. The first bit of the hike is a... More 

2 Thank karensSouthernIN
Greeley, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

In spite of the wind, we enjoyed a very nice stroll along this relatively flat and easy path (after the initial ascent). Seeing a bighorn sheep and cactus blooming were unexpected treats. This would be a great place for a family picnic. Hopefully, the trail will be lengthened someday!

1 Thank LM80634
Tijeras, NM
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It can be hard to find Tunnel Drive, and early on it's not necessarily obvious there's anything worth stopping at...but keep on to the end where there's a small, well-maintained park parking-lot (with restroom facilities). From there, a steep but manageable climb becomes completely level and wide and makes for a really pleasant walk on the old railroad easement above... More 

Thank Technowitch
Key West, Florida
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This place is so beautiful! Very remote area to hike/walk. You can hear the river from up here. About a 2 mile long trail, one way.

Thank hollys611
Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with my husband and absolutely loved the views, it was a great stroll through the trail and a relaxing sight of the Arkansas river.

Thank Ingrid M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

On the edge of Canon City; this 4 mile round trip hike was perfect. After a short steep climb the trail levels out and follows the river upstream for two miles. You'll pass through a few old rail tunnels; hence the name. The views up and down the river valley are splendid. Highly recommend.

Thank Hallamander
Glenpool, Oklahoma, USA
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

great fun for the family. the kids enjoy running and shouting through the tunnels but it wasn't too stressful for anyone who wants to hike it.

Thank slas86
Canon City, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the views. Wore the teenagers out . Will go back many times for sure. Took some amazing pictures

Thank helenbQ2280VH

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