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Peaceful Eastern Plains: Explore Sterling & Logan County

Peaceful Eastern Plains: Explore Sterling & Logan County
3 days
Colorado's northeast corner stretches out into plains known for an unhurried rural pace, warm greetings and pioneer history.

Sustainability Activity

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
Activity

Historic Downtown Sterling Walking Tour

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

Simkins Parlour

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Now serving: Premium Hard Ice Cream, Delicious High Plains Spice Company Coffees, Gourmet Soups, and Fresh Salads with an array of toppings to choose from! Read More
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Bradford Rhea Tree Sculptures Tour

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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 that have been carved into fanciful creatures... Read More
Dinner

Old Town Bistro

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Restaurant, bakery, coffee shop and lounge in Sterling.

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Parts and Labor Brewing Company

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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

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Off I-76, this simple, low-rise motel is 2 miles from the Overland Trail Museum and 12.9 miles from North Sterling State Park. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

J & L Cafe

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Burgers, homemade soups, limited-edition pies and more. Read More
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Northeastern 18

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

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Lunch

Hootenannies

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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 dishes. Located in Sterling, CO, we offer a... Read More
Activity

Overland Trail Museum

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Honors the historic migration of gold seekers and early pioneers looking to make their fortunes.  Behind the main museum building, several other buildings, such as a one-room school house,... Read More

Dinner

River City Grill

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Salads, burgers, fajitas, chicken-fried steak and many delicious sides. Read More
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Fox 5 Theatre

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

Best Western Sundowner

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Conveniently located just off Interstate 76 in Colorado at Exit 125 between Ogallala and Denver, the Best Western Sundowner offers award-winning customer service, newly remodeled rooms and a... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Overland Trail Cafe

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Good home cookin' in Atwood, near Sterling.

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Activity

Wisdom Rides Tour

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

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Lunch

Willow's Farmhouse Grille

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We are a full service restaurant, with great food and home like atmosphere. We are dedicated to make your experience as fulfilling as possible. Read More
Activity

North Sterling State Park

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Nestled in the northeastern grasslands, this park provides a welcome resting spot for migrating waterfowl, eagles, and hawks in the fall, winter, & spring. In the summer months, the wide-open... Read More
Dinner

The Hot Spot Smokehouse

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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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Activity

Overland Trail Recreation Area

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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 are welcome too.

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Lodging

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling

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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling, One of the Best Sterling, Colorado Hotels. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sterling is located in the seat of Logan County in the scenic high... Read More