Cañon City sits between the mountains and plains of central Colorado. The Arkansas River runs through this quaint town of sixteen thousand with local restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and hiking/biking/running trail systems.

Cañon is forty miles from Pueblo, fifty miles from Colorado Springs, an hour and a half from beautiful mountain skiing, twenty minutes from camping and world-class rock climbing. Skyline Drive and the Royal Gorge are two attractions with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, valleys and plains.

Hiking trails abound in varying difficulty from summiting mountains to enjoying this high desert locale with an afternoon stroll. While Cañon benefits from a small town feel, it also offers large consumer commodities such as Walmart, Home Depot, Domino’s Pizza, and Starbucks to name a few.

We are located at the Abbey which is in Cañon and houses a retired Tudor-Gothic styled monastery, historic dormitories and home, farmland, beautiful gardens, and is a tourist attraction throughout Colorado.

Local Restaurants: Good Thyme Cafe, Pizza Madness, Le Petit Chablis Restaurant and Bakery, 16th Street Cafe, Michaels on Main

Local Coffee Shops: Jump Start Java, The Bean Pedaler, Starbucks, Coyote Coffee Den

More information on the area can be found here:



  • Dorms
  • abbey
  • Conference Center
  • Video of the area (Murray's Videos)

Link to Abbey's Page (open in separate tab) 


History of the Abbey here