Florence sits in the high deserts of Southern Colorado, between Cañon City and Pueblo. There’s a large historic district with numerous restaurants and shops.
Florence began as a railroad depot for coal trains, going from nearby Rockvale and Coal Creek. In 1881 oil was discovered in Florence and the town blew up. It was incorporated in 1887.
Gold Belt Tour – The southern end of this national scenic byway loops by Florence, as well as the mountain towns of Cripple Creek and Victor.
Fishing – The Arkansas River flows by the north end of town, offering year round trout fishing and even summer tubing in this calmer section of water.
Florence Farmers Market – Enjoy local produce and crafts every Thursday morning from June to October in Pioneer Park.
Activities near Florence
- Royal Gorge Bridge & Park (20mi)
- Florence Mountain Park
- Florence River Park
State Wildlife Areas:
- Beaver Creek SWA (18mi)
- Arkansas River Rafting (9mi)
Visit the town’s official website.