Exploring the High Plains East of Denver

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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
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17 Mile House Farm Park in Centennial Photo
Activity
17 Mile House Farm Park
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…
Lunch
Monsoon Cuisine Of India
Fresh, authentic Indian cuisine free of preservatives, artificial ingredients and dyes.
Activity
Longhopes Donkey Shelter

Tour a premier donkey rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming charity since 1999 that is open to the public for educational tours. Longhopes was the…

Dinner
Rookies Restaurant and Saloon
Hand-tossed pizzas, homemade pasta, wraps, burgers and fries, breakfast and more.
Activity
Kiowa Creek Sporting Club

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…

Lodging
Denver East Strasburg KOA Campground

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

Day
2
Breakfast
Ahimsa Coffee Shop

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

Activity
Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park

Immerse yourself in Native American, railroad and homestead memories.

Lunch
Jenny's Mexican Food
Yummy chili rellenos, carne asada and other Mexican favorites.
Activity
Tamarack Golf Course
Considered one of the oldest 9 hole courses in Colorado, the course was designed by Henry Hughes and is regarded by many as the "Jewel of the Plains".
Activity
Hugo Union Pacific Roundhouse
Constructed in 1909, the Hugo Union Pacific Railroad Roundhouse is one of only three remaining from the original pre-merger Union Pacific Railroad,…
Lodging
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Limon
Experience modern comforts and excellent service at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Limon, located right off I-70 near major highways.
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3
Breakfast
Ruby's Cafe
Breakfast burritos, burgers, sandwiches, salads and other classic diner fare.
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…

Lunch
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
Kit Carson County Carousel & Museum

1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Carousel...fully operable. For only 25 cents a ride, experience the motion and sounds of this magnificent carousel. The…

Dinner
Trading Post Restaurant
Skillet breakfasts with green chili, pancakes, wraps, iced cinnamon rolls, burgers, sweet-potato fries and much more.
Activity
Kit Carson Museum

Immortalizes boom days of railroad construction along with a collection of vintage machinery, furniture and other snapshots of pioneer life. What…

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…