Road Trip Through Rural Colorado

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This southern Colorado, kid-friendly adventure will provide the perfect staycation.

Sustainability Activity
Be a Theater Supporter

Main Street LIVE is always looking for donations to support their plays and provide a wide range of youth programs. 

Day
1
Activity
Visit the Pueblo Riverwalk

With acres upon acres of land and thousands of feet of water, the Pueblo Riverwalk is just waiting to be explored by foot or boat. Don't forget to read the historical timeline across the bridge.

Dinner
Angelo's Pizza Parlor

Making pizza has been a tradition in our family, and the recipes have been passed down through many generations. The passion for good food always…

Insider's Tip
Drive to La Junta

Hop on US 50 east for 1.5 hours to your next activity.

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Photo
Activity
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where…

Dinner
Copper Kitchen
Biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros and other breakfast and lunch delights. Friendly waitstaff and locally owned.
Activity
Hike to the Sierra Vista Overlook

Take a short walk up the side of a bluff to see a commanding view of the Rocky Mountains.

Lodging
Hampton Inn La Junta

Stay at the Hampton Inn La Junta hotel located off Highway 50 and accessible to a variety of popular cultural attractions. Spend a day on the…

Day
2
Breakfast
The Barista
Serving a variety of specialty coffees, teas and beverages. Made to order salads and sandwiches to eat in or carry out. Hand packed ice cream…
Activity
Drive Along the Santa Fe Trail

This reliable route was traversed by a bevy of fortune-seeking individuals, including "Wild" Bill Hickok, frontiersman Kit Carson, Jedediah Smith and explorer Zebulon Pike. Today, you can explore the path once taken by these folk heroes.

Lunch
Tequila's Family Mexican Restaurant
Tequila's Mexican Restaurant In Trinidad, Colorado have been passionately creating dishes from freshest ingredients and fine traditional Mexican food…
Activity
Trinidad Lake State Park

Close to Trinidad, with fishing, hiking, biking and boating. Enjoy 73 campsites, electricity, showers, laundry and group shelters. The ideal hub…

Dinner
Rino's Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse
Inspired by a love of music and Italian cooking...Our authentic recipes combined with warm hospitality and a talented crew of singing waiters, create…
Insider's Tip
Go for a Dip

Dive into the indoor pool at the La Quinta before heading off to bed.

Lodging
La Quinta Inn & Suites Trinidad
Take advantage of our pet-friendly hotel's many modern amenities, free hotel features, friendly service, and convenient location near the city's…
Day
3
Breakfast
Perkatory Coffee House
Full service espresso bar. Hot tea from around the world. Fresh made baked goods, snacks, and goodies.
Activity
Hike Wormhole Loop Trail

This 2.3-mile moderate loop trail near Trinidad has scenic views for miles.

Lunch
The Cafe
Breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks in a charming location on Trinidad's Main Street.
Activity
Throw a Disc Around

At Southside Park disc golf course you can grab your disc and stop for a quick nine and some great views of the town.

Insider's Tip
Get on the Road

Hit I-25 north for about 35 minutes to Walsenburg.

Dinner
La Plaza Inn - Historic Hotel B&B and Restaurant
Historic 1907 Hotel that operates as a B&B with a fine dining restaurant, patio dining, lobby bar and library cafe. All rooms upstairs without an…
Activity
Crafty Canary Brewery

We are a tiny team of craftswomen with a penchant for crafting quality brews and cocktails in the shadows of the beautiful Huajatollas! Between…

Lodging
The Lofts Downtown
The Lofts Downtown is a home away from home for anyone looking to vacation, recreate, or visit the Walsenburg area.