Cañon City poised to become outdoor mecca

Cañon City is a small town with a big reputation. Outsiders know it as Prison Valley. It’s home to 11 state and federal lock-ups, including the notorious SuperMax – ADX. In recent years, however, Cañon City has turned to outdoor recreation as a way to remake its image and its economy. 

In the shadows of the condemned, volunteers build bike trails, kayak parks, and climbing crags. 

Cormac McCrimmon reports on the transition underway

Photo by BLM