John Griffin Regional Park

John Griffin Park is a natural area located in the central part of Cañon City. The Arkansas Riverwalk Trail loops through the park with the River Trail and the Bluff Trail. The middle trail is an interior trail located in the eastern section of the park. All three trails provide scenic pathways for walking or bicycling. (Horse riders are allowed on the Bluff Trail.) Benches and picnic tables are interspersed throughout the park and provide a resting point to enjoy listening to birds sing or watching the Arkansas River flow by. A series of fitness stations are located along the River Trail for those who want to add calorie burning options to their visit to the park. Interpretive signage along the River Trail identifies wildlife and aquatic life that call the park home.

Location: Ash Street Trail Head at 575 Ash Street

               Sells Ave. Trail Head at Sells Ave. and 9th Street

Hours: Everyday from Dawn to Dusk

To Reserve the Picnic Pavilion Near the Ropes Course:  Contact the District Office at 275-1578


Mile High Youth Corps Work-Fall 2022

The Recreation District received a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to remove dead trees in John Griffin Regional Park.  The work will be performed by Recreation District parks staff and a team from the Mile High Youth Corps over a four week period.  They will focus their efforts on the east end of the park along the Middle Trail.  They will be doing this conservation work Sept. 26th through Oct. 21st.- Mondays through Thursdays.  Expect closures of the Middle Trail during this time.  The Riverwalk Trail and the Bluff Trail through the park will remain open. 

For your safety and the safety of the work crews, please pay attention to posted signage!

We appreciate your cooperation while work is being done to care for the park. 


Riverwalk with Fence

Riverwalk Bridge