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Road Trip Through Rural Colorado

Road Trip Through Rural Colorado
3 days
This southern Colorado, kid-friendly adventure will provide the perfect staycation.

Sustainability Activity

Be a Theater Supporter:

The Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre is always looking for donations to support their plays and provide a wide range of youth programs. 

Day 1
Activity

Visit the Pueblo Riverwalk

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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.
Lunch

Angelo's Pizza Parlor

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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 started in the kitchen and always ended around... Read More

Insider's Tip

Drive to La Junta:

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

Activity

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

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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 traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and... Read More

Dinner

Copper Kitchen

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Biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros and other breakfast and lunch delights. Friendly waitstaff and locally owned. Read More
Activity

Hike to the Sierra Vista Overlook

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

Hampton Inn La Junta

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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 water at nearby John Martin Reservoir or dive into... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

The Barista

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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 available year round. Catering available. Read More
Activity

Drive Along the Santa Fe Trail

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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

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Tequila's Mexican Restaurant In Trinidad, Colorado have been passionately creating dishes from freshest ingredients and fine traditional Mexican food recipes since 2003. Our exotic, robust flavors... Read More
Activity

Trinidad Lake State Park

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Close to Trinidad, with fishing, hiking, biking and boating. Enjoy 73 campsites, electricity, showers, laundry and group shelters. The ideal hub for exploring scenic southern Colorado.

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Dinner

Rino's Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse

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Inspired by a love of music and Italian cooking...Our authentic recipes combined with warm hospitality and a talented crew of singing waiters, create a dining experience you will never forget. Read More

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

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Take advantage of our pet-friendly hotel's many modern amenities, free hotel features, friendly service, and convenient location near the city's downtown hub. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Perkatory Coffee House

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Full service espresso bar. Hot tea from around the world. Fresh made baked goods, snacks, and goodies. Read More
Activity

Hike Wormhole Loop Trail

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

The Cafe

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Breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks in a charming location on Trinidad's Main Street. Read More
Activity

Throw a Disc Around

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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

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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 elevator. Read More
Activity

Crafty Canary Brewery

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We are a passionate team of beer brewers and drinkers, serving crafty cocktails and refusing to die for the man.

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Lodging

The Lofts Downtown

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