3 Days on the Pioneering Plains

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Take your time to slow down like the locals and enjoy the richness of the land in these Pioneering Plains towns. Fort Morgan, Sterling, Julesburg, Wray, Holyoke, Burlington, Limon and Stratton will greet you with laid-back charm under clear blue skies.

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5 Steps to Care for Coloradans

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1
Jackson Lake State Park-Swimming Photo
Activity
Jackson Lake State Park

This park features a large reservoir with sandy beaches and 240 campsites. Facilities include showers, toilets, laundry, electric hookups, a…

Lunch
Simkins Parlour
Now serving: Premium Hard Ice Cream, Delicious High Plains Spice Company Coffees, Gourmet Soups, and Fresh Salads with an array of toppings to choose…
Activity
Stroll the Town

After eating, stroll the town and enjoy the unique sculptures by artist, Bradford Rhea — make sure to see some of the famous trees. There are also a couple bronze sculptures as well as some murals in downtown. While checking out the art, check out the specialty shops, the brewery, an artist cooperative and an old fashioned popcorn shop.

Activity
Sunset Trail Hike

Visit the Julesburg Welcome Center before starting either the Pony Express Trail or the South Platte River Trail Scenic and Historic Byway. Both trace historic routes through this part of the state.

Lodging
Cobblestone Inn & Suites

Welcome to the Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Holyoke, Colorado. Our beautiful hotel is conveniently located near everything that Holyoke, Colorado…

Day
2
Insider's Tip
Take a Drive

Drive over to Wray to begin your day.

Breakfast
LaLa's Bakery & Espresso Bar
LaLa's serves handcrafted breakfast pastries, savory breakfast sandwiches and biscuits, sandwiches and salads, full espresso menu, and other…
Activity
Visit Riverside Park

Take a morning stroll through the park to walk off some of your breakfast stupor.

Lunch
Riverside Cafe
Our menu consists of breakfast items such as bacon and eggs, pancakes, homemade sourdough toast, homemade doughnuts topped to order and huevos…
Insider's Tip
Head Out

Once you've finished in Wray, hop in the car and get on the road to Burlington.

Activity
Old Town Museum Complex - Burlington

6 1/2 acre historic museum complex featuring: 21 fully restored buildings furnished with authentic turn-of-the-century artifacts, children's hands…

Dinner
The Dish Room

Bringing casual upscale dining in a modern atmosphere, The Dish Room features our take on Southwest, Italian, and New American dishes.

Activity
Claremont Winery & Inn
Let the everyday stress and worries melt away as you enter the enchanted experience of our Colorado Country Mansion. From the moment you walk in, the…
Lodging
Claremont Winery & Inn
Let the everyday stress and worries melt away as you enter the enchanted experience of our Colorado Country Mansion. From the moment you walk in, the…
Day
3
Insider's Tip
Start Your Day Off Right

Since a delicious breakfast is included in your stay at the Claremont Inn, no need to search for anything else. Just roll out of bed and go get you some!

Activity
Cheyenne Wells Old Jail Museum

One room wasn't enough to hold the worst of Eastern Colorado's bad men. After using a one-room jail for several years, Cheyenne County retained…

Insider's Tip
Head to Limon

Jump in your car and head to Limon for even more history.

Lunch
Oscar's Bar & Grille

A relaxed venue offering a menu of steaks & seafood, plus a bar and a pool table.

Activity
Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park

Immerse yourself in Native American, railroad and homestead memories.

Dinner
South Side Food & Drink
Family owned and operated, we’ve been a community staple since 1972. Join us for great drinks, homemade food, happy hours, and good times!
Lodging
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Limon

Be the Readiest when you Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Limon .Ideally located off I-70, 80 miles east of Denver and just one…