Fish the Arkansas River for trout (numerous trophy areas); Eleven Mile Reservoir and Skagway Reservoir.
Many geology class field trips come to this area from all over the United States.
Garden Park Fossil Area
Nationally renowned for dinosaur digs.
Hike at Red Canyon Park, Temple Canyon and numerous places all around the area.
18-hole courses in Canon City (Shadow Hills Golf Club and Four Mile Golf Course) and Sumo outside Florence which are moderately priced, mountain golf at St. Andrews Golf Course in Westcliffe (nine holes) which is bargain priced.
Florence is becoming Colorado's new gem for surprise merchandise and bargains.