Local Area Attractions
Royal Gorge Bridge
Plan to spend the entire day exploring Colorado’s Premier Scenic Wonder! Survey the breathtaking vistas of the magnificent Royal Gorge from the world’s highest suspension bridge, an amazing 1,053 feet above the rushing Arkansas River. Ride the world’s steepest incline railway to the bottom of the incredible canyon. Soar high above the chasm in the thrilling aerial tram. Enjoy fabulous shows, live entertainment, children’s attractions, restaurants, gift shops and, of course, some of the most spectacular scenery in Colorado. It all adds up to fun... and a day you and your family will never forget!
If you and your family are tired of the same old ‘Tourist Traps’, come up to Cripple Creek where the adventure awaits you! Delight in the many sights, sounds and tastes of Cripple Creek. You’ll discover Poker, Blackjack and Slot Machines at our numerous casinos, video arcades for the kids, and fine dining for all. At Cripple Creek you can experience unique special events like Donkey Derby Days or Victor Gold Rush Days.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Take this Goldmine Tour 1000 feet underground. This tour is designed for all ages. No steps, ladder or climbing involved. You will enjoy the slow walking pace. You will receive a real gold ore specimen containing actual "Gold". Open daily at 9 a.m. for tours.
Bishop's castle is a three-story medieval-type castle being constructed by Jim Bishop. It is complete with buttresses and decorated with ornamental iron. It is located in the forest between Wetmore and Colorado City. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. A gift shop is located in part of the home of the builder. It can be reached by taking Colorado Highway 67 from Florence to Wetmore, then Colorado 96 and 165.
Our daily rates based on family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children 17 years old and under).
We are situated in the lower Arkansas River Canyon, also called the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas", granite boulder strewn mountains which form a spectacular back drop at every site.
Climate -- 300 plus days of sunshine
A semiarid climate means hot, dry summer days and cool evenings. Mountain breezes typically drop nighttime temperatures 30 degrees or more. The average precipitation -- including both rain and snow -- is less than 13 inches.
View Big Horn Sheep
It is the best section to view big horn sheep, deer and other wildlife as they come down from the cliffs to drink from the river.
The Gold Belt Tour
The National Back Country Byway leads the adventurous traveler through some of the most scenic and historically significant features in Colorado. The tour retraces three historic travel routes that connect Canon City and Florence to the mountain mining communities of Cripple Creek and Victor.
Monarch Aerial Tram
For a ride to above timberline on the Continental Divide, climb aboard the Monarch Aerial Tram. At Monarch Pass, the tram takes visitors on the world’s highest gondola. From enclosed cars, you get spectacular views of surrounding mountains, even Pike’s Peak.
A trip out West is not complete without an outing to one of the region’s ghost towns. St. Elmo southwest of Buena Vista is the best-known in the region but others of note include Turret, Winfield and Vicksburg.