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Free-Range Travel in Northeast Colorado

Free-Range Travel in Northeast Colorado
3 days

Be prepared for no lines or traffic jams as you explore Sterling and its neighboring communities. Roam freely at your own pace and strike up conversations with the locals — the residents here love to talk about the area.

Sustainability Activity

Sterling Community Fund:

Donate to this endowment that was created by local residents to provide a sustainable funding source for projects like public art, a community center, expanding hiking and biking trails, and creating green spaces across Logan County.

Day 1
Activity

See the History

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Explore the historical sites in downtown and residential Sterling, including the 1903 Union Pacific Depot, which has seen visits by Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Dewey and Herbert Hoover (who was noted to have a hole in his shoe!).
Lunch

Simkins Parlour

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Now serving: Premium Hard Ice Cream, Delicious High Plains Spice Company Coffees, Gourmet Soups, and Fresh Salads with an array of toppings to choose from! Read More
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Bradford Rhea Tree Sculptures Tour

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This “Colorado Treasure” has its share of very talented local artists. Sterling is known as the City of Living Trees for its collection of cottonwoods that have been carved into fanciful creatures... Read More
Dinner

Old Town Bistro

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Restaurant, bakery, coffee shop and lounge in Sterling.

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Parts and Labor Brewing Company

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Parts & Labor Brewing Company is in the business of beer - and not just any beer. We build great beer.

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Lodging

The Crest Motel

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Off I-76 in Downtown Sterling, Colorado, The Crest Motel offers guest modern, boutique rooms with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and microwaves.

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Day 2
Breakfast

J & L Cafe

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Burgers, homemade soups, limited-edition pies and more. Read More
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Swing Away

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Spend a morning on the links at Riverview Golf Course, Northeastern 18 or F&H Golf, or disc golf at Pioneer Park.
Lunch

Hootenannies

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Local Bar and Grill, offering a number of unique burgers, large selection of draft beer, wide range of food including pastas, salads, steaks, and Mexican dishes. Located in Sterling, CO, we offer a... Read More
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Overland Trail Museum

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Honors the historic migration of gold seekers and early pioneers looking to make their fortunes.  Behind the main museum building, several other buildings, such as a one-room school house,... Read More

Dinner

The Grill at River City

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Coated with our signature rub and fire-grilled, our signature steaks have a flavor all their own. No steak sauce required. In fact, it's prohibited! Read More
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Fox 5 Theatre

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Historic venue showing first-run blockbusters & independent movies with weekly ticket specials. Read More
Lodging

Best Western Sundowner

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Conveniently located just off Interstate 76 in Colorado at Exit 125 between Ogallala and Denver, the Best Western Sundowner offers award-winning customer service, newly remodeled rooms and a... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Overland Trail Cafe

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Good home cookin' in Atwood, near Sterling.

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Activity

Head to Merino

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View the storefront murals in this town and maybe take a tour at Wisdom Rides Manufacturing (please arrange in advance).
Lunch

Willow's Farmhouse Grille

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We are a full service restaurant, with great food and home like atmosphere. We are dedicated to make your experience as fulfilling as possible. Read More
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North Sterling State Park

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Nestled in the northeastern grasslands, this park provides a welcome resting spot for migrating waterfowl, eagles, and hawks in the fall, winter, & spring. In the summer months, the wide-open... Read More
Dinner

The Hot Spot Smokehouse

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Small town bar and grill where you can enjoy a cold beer, good food, and great people. Barbecue, pool, liquor, ping pong and live entertainment.

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Activity

Overland Trail Recreation Area

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A great place to walk and relax in Sterling. The multi-use trails are open to walkers,  joggers, skaters and bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Dogs are welcome too.

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Lodging

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling

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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling, One of the Best Sterling, Colorado Hotels. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling is located in the seat of Logan County in the scenic high... Read More