Canon City is about a one hour drive south of Colorado Springs on highway 115. Canon City is home to the train that will take you through the Royal Gorge.
It was just by chance that I visited Canon City in the fall to catch these cottonwoods at the peek of color. Glad I always have my camera with me.
The Arkansas River runs through Canon City with cottonwood trees taking advantage of the mountain stream water. In the fall the cottonwoods put on a spectacular show of gold colors.