About American Canyon, California

The City of American Canyon (previously known as Napa Junction) is located in southern Napa County. Located about 35 miles northeast of San Francisco at the southern end of Napa County, the City of American Canyon was incorporated in 1992. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city was reported to have a population of 19,454.

A permanent green belt surrounds much of the City, including the Napa River and a 500-acre wetlands preserve to the west, the 640-acre Jack and Bernice Newell Wilderness Preserve to the east, and vineyard-covered foothills of the Sulphur Springs Mountains to the northeast. The Napa County Airport adjoins the City on the north, and the City of Vallejo is adjacent on the south. Major highways include Highway 29 that runs north and south through the City, and Highway 12, which connects with I-80 about three miles to the east and Sonoma County to the west. Currently the City is 6 square miles.

With its picturesque backdrop of rural rolling agricultural hills, the City is a gateway to world-class wineries, delicious cuisine, and scores of activities for couples and families. American Canyon boasts a wetlands and wilderness preserve that include numerous hiking and biking trails and areas for bird-watching.