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Peaceful Eastern Plains: Explore Sterling & Logan County

Colorado's northeast corner stretches out into plains known for an unhurried rural pace, warm greetings and pioneer history.

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Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1

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Historic Downtown Sterling Walking Tour

Park your car, take a walk downtown and imagine Sterling’s early majesty as Queen City on the Plains.

lunch

Simkins Parlour

Now serving: Premium Hard Ice Cream, Delicious High Plains Spice Company Coffees, Gourmet Soups, and Fresh Salads with an array of toppings to choose…

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Bradford Rhea Tree Sculptures Tour

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…

dinner

Baja Tacos

Serving locally loved tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos and more - not to mention their signature spice recipe - for 20-plus years. 

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Parts and Labor Brewing Company

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

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

Day 2

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J & L Cafe

Burgers, homemade soups, limited-edition pies and more.

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Sky Ranch Golf Course

Northeastern 18, located in Sterling, CO, is the premier golf course in the northeast region of Colorado. 

lunch

Hootenannies

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…

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Overland Trail Museum

Honors the historic migration of gold seekers and early pioneers looking to make their fortunes. Behind the main museum building, several other buildings,…

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River City Grill

Salads, burgers, fajitas, chicken-fried steak and many delicious sides.

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Fox 5 Theatre

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

lodging

Best Western Sundowner

Conveniently located just off Interstate 76 in Colorado at Exit 125 between Ogallala and Denver, the Best Western Sundowner offers award-winning customer…

Day 3

breakfast

J & L Cafe

Burgers, homemade soups, limited-edition pies and more.

activity

Wisdom Rides Tour

Builders of world-class amusement rides for carnivals, fun centers and amusement parks.

lunch

Baja Tacos

Serving locally loved tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos and more - not to mention their signature spice recipe - for 20-plus years. 

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North Sterling State Park

Nestled in the northeastern grasslands, this park provides a welcome resting spot for migrating waterfowl, eagles, and hawks in the fall, winter, &…

dinner

The Hot Spot Smokehouse

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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Overland Trail Recreation Area

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…

lodging

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling, One of the Best Sterling, Colorado Hotels. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling is…

Day 4

breakfast

J & L Cafe

Burgers, homemade soups, limited-edition pies and more.

activity

See the Grover Depot Museum

Built in 1887, the museum is a rare Colorado example of a first-generation, two-story railroad depot and could be the only surviving example of its…

lunch

Grover Market Basket & Country Deli

Grocery store and deli in Grover, CO serving up specialty sandwiches.

activity

Take a Hike

Walk along the Pawnee Buttes Trailhead, which will lead you to the geologic wonders via a 1.5-mile hike. At 250 feet tall, the fortress-like mesas rise…

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dinner

Pizza Plus

For 30 years, we have been serving the Ault, Pierce, Eaton and surrounding areas with quality customer service and pride.

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Walk around Ault

Incorporated in 1904, Ault is "a unique little town.” Stroll along First Street to see the historic downtown and Liberty Park.

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Americas Best Value Inn Greeley/Evans

Looking for spacious, clean rooms with budgeted price? Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn of beautiful Evans, Colorado! We are conveniently located…