Nearby Activities

Florence, Colorado Arts and Antiques

antiquesContact: Florence Chamber of Commerce

Florence’s easily accessible downtown becomes a pedestrian mall of sorts with 20 antique shops, 5 art galleries, lounges, restaurants, coffee shops and other fine stores within a short walking distance. For more information on arts, antiques and local shopping, visit the Florence Chamber of Commerce.

Royal Gorge Route Train

Royal Gorge Route TrainColorado’s most scenic train line
Running Daily May 24th – October 12th

Welcome aboard the Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad, considered to be one of the most scenic train rides in the world. The train takes you on a 24-mile journey through the 1,000 foot deep Royal Gorge, alongside the raging Arkansas River, where you’ll have the opportunity to observe Bald Eagles, Blue Heron, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, and flora, native to the Royal Gorge. We’ve combined a Colorado nature show with classes of service and comfort ranging from Coach to glass topped Vista Domes, Wine Express, Gourmet Lunch, Four course Dinner, Murder Mystery and Wine Dinner Trains.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park“Awe” doesn’t begin to describe what you’ll feel when walking or driving across the Royal Gorge Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in the world and an unforgettable quarter-mile journey through the clouds. Or what you’ll experience in the expanded Royal Gorge Park, a unique combination of natural adrenaline, human achievement and scenic beauty that must be experienced to be believed.

Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

Royal Gorge Zip Line ToursRoyal Gorge Zip Line Tours will guide you along a thrilling and exhilarating adventure that races across the Royal Gorge plateau or near the Arkansas River where you will have classic Colorado views of the adjacent 14 thousand foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and the surrounding area. Along the tour you will be able to take advantage of easy paced hiking trails where your guides will teach you about the areas local history and terrain. A few of the trails takes you along Colorado’s historic Stage Coach road, a place where the settlers long ago forged their way through Colorado’s untamed and Wild Western landscape.

World-Class Whitewater Rafting

World-Class Whitewater RaftingNearby Canon City, Colorado offers many whitewater rafting adventure companies including Royal Gorge Rafting. Visit the Guide to the Royal Gorge Region or the Canon City Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Whitewater Adventure OutfittersWhitewater Adventure Outfitters specialize in world-class whitewater rafting or family fun trips.
Raft MastersRaft Masters provide professional, high-quality Colorado whitewater rafting adventures dedicated to your comfort and enjoyment.
Lost Paddle RaftingLost Paddle Rafting offers awesome rafting trips, biking adventures, overnight trips, and great deals!
Echo Canyon River ExpeditionsEcho Canyon River Expeditions is pure adventure! From extreme white water rafting to calm family floats, Echo Canyon builds one-of-a-kind river rafting adventures.
Arkansas River Tours LogoJoin Arkansas River Tours for the trip of a lifetime! Since their inception as one of the original Colorado whitewater rafting companies in 1973, Arkansas River Tours has been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. They have 2 convenient locations that offer whitewater rafting in Cotopaxi and Canon City. From advanced royal gorge whitewater rafting to beginner and intermediate bighorn sheep canyon rafting, we have trips for every experience level and age group.

World-Class Fly Fishing

World-Class Fly FishingThe Arkansas River in Southern Colorado provides the best fly fishing opportunities in the Southern Rockies. The Arkansas has more and better public access than most trout streams. If you like fly fishing for wild Brown Trout in a scenic environment among Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep and Eagles, then you will love the Arkansas River.

Royal Gorge Anglers offer guide services that include leisurely floats through meadows and scenic canyons to a wild fly fishing adventure through the Royal Gorge.

Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

Winery at Holy Cross AbbeyWhen staying at the lovely Florence Rose B&B, you can arrange to have your favorite wines waiting for you upon arrival. Click on the logo to order and simply enter Florence Rose in the delivery address section. You will not be charged for delivery, and your favorite Abbey wines will be at the B & B when you check in. If you would like something chilled in advance, please indicate in “special message” section.

A major landmark and attraction on the grounds of the historic Abbey in Royal Gorge and Rafting Country, the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is open daily. Courteous and knowledgeable hostesses will educate you in the tastings of award winning wines. The tasting room also has a vast array of wine accessories, books and gourmet food items. There is a beautiful park area for picnicking, and ample parking for buses and RV’s.

Jeep Tours

Colorado Jeep ToursAt Colorado Jeep Tours they provide high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours. Every one of their tours offers a variety of information ranging from history of the area to geology. Each of their tours will cover western history which may include mining, local Indian folklore, prospecting and early settlers, and Jurassic history of the area and the geological formations that are found in the Cañon City area. Their tours offer a fun and interesting way to learn about Colorado.

ATV Adventures

play-dirty-atv-toursHave an ATV Adventure in nearby Texas Creek with Play Dirty ATV Tours.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Lizard Head Cycling Guides LogoLizard Head Cycling Guides takes clients of all levels on the bike tours of their dreams. Whether you’re a weekend cyclist who wants to see fall foliage or a more advanced athlete who is eager to scale mountain ranges, they’ll create a vacation experience you’ll talk about for years.

For more local information, please visit the Florence Chamber of Commerce
The Florence Rose Guesthouse is a member of the Cañon City Chamber of Commerce