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Exploring the High Plains East of Denver

Exploring the High Plains East of Denver
3 days
Minutes from Denver, experience a whole new Colorado, where farms, historic sites and stunning vistas will make you feel you're in a whole new and relaxed state.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

Donate to or volunteer at the Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett, where donkeys are rescued, rehabilitated, rehomed and given sanctuary.

Day 1
Activity

17 Mile House Farm Park

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Step back in time during a visit to 17 Mile House, a 155-year old farm which served as an important resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. Read More
Lunch

Monsoon Cuisine Of India

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Fresh, authentic Indian cuisine free of preservatives, artificial ingredients and dyes. Read More
Activity

Longhopes Donkey Shelter

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Tour a premier donkey rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming charity since 1999 that is open to the public for educational tours. Longhopes was the first U.S. donkey rescue accredited by the Global... Read More

Dinner

Rookies Restaurant and Saloon

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Hand-tossed pizzas, homemade pasta, wraps, burgers and fries, breakfast and more. Read More
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Kiowa Creek Sporting Club

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Kiowa Creek is proud to offer a wide range of activities for the entire family! From archery to sporting clays to walking paths, we truly offer something for everyone.

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Lodging

Denver East Strasburg KOA Campground

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A great family focused campground 35 miles East of Downtown Denver. Open year around.

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Day 2
Breakfast

Ahimsa Coffee Shop

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Serving breakfast burritos with your choice of meat (sausage or bacon) with cheese, potatoes, and eggs, as well as croissants, sandwiches and more.

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Activity

Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park

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Immerse yourself in Native American, railroad and homestead memories.

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Lunch

Jenny's Mexican Food

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Yummy chili rellenos, carne asada and other Mexican favorites. Read More
Dinner

Jean's Family Kitchen

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American comfort home cookin' in a rustic little cafe. Read More
Activity

Hugo Union Pacific Roundhouse

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Constructed in 1909, the Hugo Union Pacific Railroad Roundhouse is one of only three remaining from the original pre-merger Union Pacific Railroad, with this being the only one in Colorado. Read More
Lodging

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Limon

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Experience modern comforts and excellent service at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Limon, located right off I-70 near major highways. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Ruby's Cafe

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Breakfast burritos, burgers, sandwiches, salads and other classic diner fare. Read More
Activity

Old Town Museum Complex - Burlington

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6 1/2 acre historic museum complex featuring: 21 fully restored buildings furnished with authentic turn-of-the-century artifacts, children's hands-on history exhibits, special events, and more!... Read More

Lunch

The Dish Room

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

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Activity

Kit Carson County Carousel & Museum

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1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Carousel...fully operable. For only 25 cents a ride, experience the motion and sounds of this magnificent carousel. The museum onsite interprets the carousel, it... Read More

Dinner

Trading Post Restaurant

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Skillet breakfasts with green chili, pancakes, wraps, iced cinnamon rolls, burgers, sweet-potato fries and much more. Read More
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Kit Carson Museum

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Immortalizes boom days of railroad construction along with a collection of vintage machinery, furniture and other snapshots of pioneer life. What you will not find is Kit Carson! The famous... Read More

Lodging

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Limon

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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 mile from the downtown area  Our hotel rooms... Read More