This Front Range town south of Denver is a historic crossroads community. Those traveling south on U.S. 85 toward Castle Rock or those looking for adventures in the Pike National Forest will have to pass through Sedalia to get there.
While new communities are being developed on either side of Sedalia, the tiny community has managed to keep many of its quaint qualities. Several older buildings and homes remain in the area and a few craft shops and restaurants are all within walking distance of the town's heart — the old rail line. The corner bar is also a favorite for motorcyclists making the scenic rides along the two thoroughfares.
Cherokee Ranch is one structure in Sedalia that's impossible to miss. The Scottish-style castle, which towers on a knoll above town, is filled with art and collections from all over the world. The ranch's famed works include 15th- and 16th-century European paintings and original drawings by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Cherokee is also a working cattle ranch with more than 3,000 acres of open space.
Those seeking outdoor adventure rather than art will enjoy spectacular fly fishing along the South Platte River west of Sedalia. Hiking and biking trails and camping facilities also abound throughout the Rampart Range in Pike National Forest, also due west of town.