2022 ACA Open Canoe Nationals

Slalom Location

The slalom course will be on a newly constructed whitewater playpark with class II/III rapids with numerous pools and eddies. Between twenty and twenty-five slalom gates will be hung for the week of the race.

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The river left (North) shore features a large, paved parking lot right next to the Royal Gorge Scenic Railroad. River right (South) is bounded by Cañon City Centennial Park with playgrounds and pavillions etc and provides access to the course. Both sides are accessed by city streets. We will have a dry camping group site next to the downriver takeout that will accomodate tents, small campers and self contained rigs. No fires other than campstoves and propane grills will be allowed.

The course will be hung on July 2nd and will be available for practice throughout the week.

Directions: To access the south side, turn south off of US 50 onto 4th street. Cross the railroad and river bridges and take the next right on Griffin Ave. There are two entrances into Centennial Park and either will work. For the north side, turn south off of US 50 onto 3rd Street. Cross the railroad and take the second right into a large parking lot. Park towards the back near the river.

Map below shows the park and parking lots. Use the address: Centennial Park, Cañon City, CO 81212 in mapping software to get you to the south parking lot.