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3 Days
Exploring the High Plains East of Denver

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

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…

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 first…

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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 something…

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

Discover the Life & Legends of the Plains! Roam through the 5-acre complex consisting of a Railroad Depot built in 1910, plus 3 Railcars, including…

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lunch

Jenny's Mexican Food

Yummy chili rellenos, carne asada and other Mexican favorites.

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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"…

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dinner

Jean's Family Kitchen

American comfort home cookin' in a rustic little cafe.

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,…

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lodging

Limon Safari Inn

Discover High Plains hospitality at the Safari Inn, where we warmly welcome all guests. Whether you are in Limon for business, pleasure or simply traveling…

Day 3

breakfast

The Hipstir Wagon Food Truck

Come enjoy a delicious hand-crafted donut, breakfast burrito or a warm cup of coffee at this local food truck.

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-on…

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 museum…

dinner

JJ's Restaurant

Traditional American burgers and sandwiches in Eads.

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 you…

lodging

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Limon

Stay Smart in Limon. Ideally located off I-70, 80 miles east of Denver and just 1 mile from the downtown area. Our rooms feature one king or two queen…

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