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.
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.
Park your car, take a walk downtown and imagine Sterling’s early majesty as Queen City on the Plains.
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 type in Colorado.
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 along the horizon seemingly at random. Photographers will delight in the area’s beautiful shadows at dawn and dusk.
Incorporated in 1904, Ault is "a unique little town.” Stroll along First Street to see the historic downtown and Liberty Park.