Colorado's Canyons & Plains: The Ultimate Adventure
Experience the outdoor adventures found in the Canyons & Plains of Colorado while learning about the heritage of the region.
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Only the Lamar locals know that the Wash Spott Car Wash has an excellent old-timey soda fountain ice-cream shop tucked inside. Worth a visit whether you're getting a car wash or not!
The Levsa Canyon Trail is a moderate one-mile walk with views of mountains, lakes and wooded coves. The Reilly Canyon Trail is for the hiking enthusiast — it branches off from the Levsa, continuing four miles farther toward the Reilly Canyon and historic town of Cokedale.
These non-motorized multi-use trails are free and open to the public. You can hike up for views of the surrounding mountains and mesas.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief departs from La Junta on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer for day trips to Las Vegas. Volunteers narrate the excursions as you learn the stories of people, plants and animals of the area.
Located in the Comanche National Grassland, just south of La Junta, these primitive canyons are home to the largest dinosaur tracksite in North America. The round-trip hike to the dino tracks is 11.2 miles, so plan to head out early and take plenty of water (about a gallon per person).
In the spring and fall, the Two Buttes Trail is the perfect place to spot migrant birds.
If you have a little extra time by the end of day four, the Willow Creek Nature Trail is a short hiking path with some great birding in the town of Lamar.