Grab Your Supplies
Get a taste of what this area has to offer by studying the Julesburg Welcome Center’s wall-sized illustrated map of Colorado. Get activity.
Can you imagine a time with no email or texting, and “snail mail” delivered on horseback? Take a step back in time and explore the Pony Express Trail at the Julesburg Welcome Center. You’ll be fascinated by this unique piece of history and how dramatically things have changed! Get extra credit activity.
For a change in scenery, check out the South Platte River Trail, Colorado’s shortest byway, which is packed with history.
Overland Trail Museum: Overland Trail BINGO
Explorers, trappers, gold seekers and early pioneers traveled through this area during the great western migration and gold rush. See if you can locate interesting artifacts at the Overland Trail Museum with this BINGO activity. Get activity.
Parts & Labor Brewing
Want to bring home a few souvenirs for a teacher or loved one? Pick up a unique gift box at High Plains Spice Company. This small business fills their gift boxes to the brim with hand-mixed seasonings and specialty foods.
Best Western Sundowner
Storytelling: Bradford Rhea Sculptures
Many people tell stories using words, but artists often tell a story with their art. You can help tell the artist’s story at the Bradford Rhea sculptures in Sterling. Get activity.
How much do you remember about Sterling and the work of Bradford Rhea? Get trivia.
The Grill at River City
Birding and Wildlife Viewing at North Sterling State Park — Shoreline Trail
COTREXMap the Trail
Download North Sterling State Park's family activities from the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website ahead of time, so you can dive right into the fun.
Be sure to give wildlife plenty of room and follow the Care for Colorado Principles while you’re in the park. After your hike, relax and cool off at the swim beach, then hit the road to Fort Morgan.
Mav Kitchen & Tap House
Diverse Delight: Fort Morgan Museum
Search for interesting artifacts from prehistoric times to present day at Fort Morgan Museum, and discover what makes Fort Morgan’s history so diverse. Get activity.
Visit Jackson Lake State Park to visit one of our many landlocked “beaches,” and enjoy hours of fun and watersports. This water-filled getaway is just a short 30-minute drive from Fort Morgan.
Hampton Inn Fort Morgan
Plains Poetry: Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park
As you’ve driven through most of the region you’ve probably seen windmills spread throughout the plains. Some are running strong, while others still stand but do not function. Why are they an important part of the West’s history? Find out this and more at the Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park. Get activity.
Grab your binoculars and hit the trail at the Limon Wetlands. You’re likely to spot a wide variety of local and migrating birds, as well as mule deer, muskrats and other wildlife at this oasis on the plains. Afterward, a straight shot east takes you from Limon to Stratton, where you'll stop for lunch before continuing east to Burlington.
Now & Then: Old Town Museum
What did a doctor’s office look like long ago? How about a school or general store? How have these changed or stayed the same through the years? Answer these and other questions at the Old Town Museum. Get activity.
The Dish Room
Chill out at the splash park and playground at Parmer Park in Burlington.