Dark Side of the Abbey

The Dark Side is approaching

The Dark Side

Every weekend in October and Halloween!

Saloons, sheriffs offices, old hotels, brothels and even dark carnivals were all part of Canon City’s rich Western history.  The Holy Cross Abbey sits squarely in the middle of Canon City’s history and few know that the monastery basement was home to its own old West community.  Built to provide refuge and religious rehabilitation to the areas most sinister community members, the Abbey’s methods were unorthodox to say the least.  It was thought that by providing an environment that mirrored the outside world, Abbey staff could better impact the minds of the damned.  The thought may have been good, but inviting sin into a monastery awakened a hell like no other.  Join us every weekend in October and witness the untold darkness that lies below the Abbey monastery.