Canyon City city was built into the walls of the 5,800 feet (145 necks) gorge of the Amu River. Pteros, the Skybax rookery, is close by and Skybaxes are common in Canyon City. Will Denison and Sylvia Romano trained there as Skybax apprentices under the Skybax master Oolu, and Will returned during his search for Sylvia, when she disappeared looking for The Hand of Dinotopia. Also nearby is an entrance to the World Beneath. Cotton, peppers, and squash are also grown on the narrow canyon ledges. The houses are either caved into the cliff-face or bricked up ledges. The small windows have paper instead of glass, and the walls are lined with frescoes (murals).
- Dinotopia: A Traveler's Guide
- Traveler's Map of Dinotopia