Though in the shadow of larger towns Burlington and Wray, small-town Idalia remains attractive for travelers to the area. Located in northeast Colorado, one of the town's most popular recreation destinations is South Republican State Wildlife Area (formerly Bonny Lake State Park). This gem features year-round recreational opportunities. The 1,900-acre lake offers a place for cooling off during the warmer summer months, and the park's surrounding prairie lands are open for hunting, hiking and camping.
After a dip in the lake, visitors can head to Idalia's crossroads for refreshments at the local cafe or a cocktail at the community bar. For those with an interest in history, Burlington's Old Town, just south of Idalia on U.S. 385, is the county's well-restored historical center. Here visitors can step into the past on a tour of 21 authentic buildings that capture the essence of frontier life.