The Holy Cross Abbey and Winery in Canon City, CO is one of the most popular attractions in the Royal Gorge area. Located just a few miles from Mountain View RV Resort, this historic abbey and winery offers a unique experience for RVers looking to explore the region.
The Holy Cross Abbey was founded over 100 years ago by two Franciscan friars who were looking to create a place of spiritual renewal and contemplation. Today, the abbey serves as a museum and educational center that is open to visitors from all walks of life who are interested in learning about its history and cultural significance. The museum features an array of exhibits showcasing artifacts from the abbey’s past, including religious art, manuscripts, and documents. Visitors can also explore the abbey’s chapel which has been beautifully restored to its former grandeur.
In addition to exploring the museum, visitors can also enjoy tasting some of Colorado’s finest wines at the Holy Cross Abbey Winery. This winery produces award-winning wines that pair perfectly with any meal or special occasion. The winery also offers tours which provide guests with an up-close look at how their wines are made as well as an opportunity to sample some of their finest vintages.
Every year the Holy Cross Abbey and Winery hosts a wine festival with live music and lots of different wines to taste. Bring your chairs and snacks and make a day of it. Usually scheduled for late September when the tourist crowds are down. Staying at the Mountain View RV Resort is the ideal location for out of town travellers.
When visiting the Royal Gorge with your RV, you’ll find plenty of other activities besides exploring the Holy Cross Abbey and Winery. Nearby attractions include whitewater rafting on Arkansas River, zip lining across the gorge, horseback riding through Arkansas Canyon State Wildlife Area, fishing on nearby lakes and rivers, shopping at local shops in Canon City, camping along National Forest trails, or simply taking in breathtaking views of the canyon walls while hiking or biking along scenic trails. There is truly something for everyone when visiting this incredible part of Colorado!
For those looking for a peaceful retreat after experiencing all that Royal Gorge has to offer, Mountain View RV Resort provides beautiful accommodations just minutes away from all these great attractions! Our resort offers amenities such as full hookups for RVs with 50/30/20 amp service; free Wi-Fi; laundry facilities; picnic tables; fire pits; playgrounds; basketball court; volleyball court; horseshoe pits; dog park; nature trails & more! We strive to make our resort your home away from home while you explore Canon City and all its surrounding areas!
We hope you will join us soon on your next RVing adventure in Canon City! And don’t forget to stop by the Holy Cross Abbey & Winery – It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!