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Small-Town Treasures in Northwest Colorado

Small-Town Treasures in Northwest Colorado
6 days

Rangely, Craig, Meeker, Dinosaur and Walden hold court in Colorado's northwest, where Wild West history, niche museums, rugged wildlife and an incredible diversity of scenery await visitors ready to soak it all up on a leisurely road trip.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

Assist with design, construction, and maintenance of trails in State Forest State Park in Walden. Perform as crew member or crew leader on trail construction. renovation and maintenance. Design or install trail signage. Participate in prearranged trail or maintenance days. Or volunteer with Colorado Parks and Wildlife's trailwork projects

Day 1
Activity

Wyman Living History Museum

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The Wyman Museum was founded by Lou Wyman. The dream started in 1949 in Elk Springs, Colorado. While Lou was filling up a water barrel for his sheep herders, he noticed an abandoned 1932 Lincoln.... Read More
Lunch

Cugino's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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Specializing in Italian cuisine including sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Dine-in or delivery Read More
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Museum of Northwest Colorado

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Enjoy a visit to the Museum of Northwestern Colorado, home to the world famous 'Cowboy & Gunfighter Collection' and outstanding regional displays. Noted by one Smithsonian curator as the finest... Read More

Dinner

Castle Ranch Steakhouse

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Open daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specializing in steaks. Inside the Clarion Inn.

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Elkhead Reservoir State Park

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West of Steamboat Springs near Craig, the scenic 900 acre reservoir offers a great warm water fishery, 15 basic camp sites, beaches, boat ramp and  great wildlife viewing, a new trail system  ... Read More

Lodging

Elk Run Inn

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Elk Run Inn is a small independent motel offering full kitchens in every room. Conveniently located in town, near restaurants, bars, stores and the library. Many of our rooms are theme rooms... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Main Street Coffee House

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Strong cups of coffee, steak and eggs, cinnamon rolls, lunch menu and more. Read More
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Colorado Welcome Center at Dinosaur

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Knowledgeable volunteers greet visitors to Colorado with area and statewide information. Pick up complimentary maps, coffee and brochures. Pet area, as are clean restrooms and an informational... Read More
Lunch

Picnic at Plug Hat Trail Overlook at Dinosaur National Monument

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Pack a picnic and head to this beautiful overlook off Harpers Corner Road, five miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center (photo credit: NPS).
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Dinosaur National Monument

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At Dinosaur National Monument, explore craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. Rock art, scenery, homesteads,... Read More

Dinner

Giovanni's

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Giovanni's uses it's own time honored recipes to produce mouth watering sauces, fresh dough, and specialties like the Homemade Original Lasagna and our succulent Meatballs. 

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Rangely Outdoor Museum

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The Rangely Outdoor Museum has three historical buildings that house exhibits from dinosaurs to drilling and the pre-historical Fremont peoples to the pioneers, ranchers and oil field workers of... Read More
Lodging

Blue Mountain Inn & Suites

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The Blue Mountain Inn & Suites, Rangely, Colorado's newest hotel. Read More
Day 3

Insider's Tip

Morning Fuel: Wake up to a complimentary continental breakfast featuring cereal, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, coffee and more during your stay at Blue Mountain Inn & Suites in Rangely.
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Rangely Automotive Museum

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Classic automotive museum with very rare autos and motorcycles from the early 1900's. The curator has an amazing ability to bring each car to life with its colorful history.

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Lunch

El Agave Mexican Restaurant

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We provide authentic Mexican food with one goal in mind, to bring you the best, most original flavors from our home in Mexico for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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The TANK, Center for Sonic Arts

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We are excited to welcome visitors to Season Two of The TANK Center for Sonic Arts at 233 County Road 46, in Rangely, Colorado. Open Saturdays at The TANK: 9am-1pm. Every Saturday from May... Read More

Dinner

Ma Famiglia Restaurant

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Our purpose is to provide you with the best value, quality and consistency in food preparation and service. Our restaurant has come a full circle with the Mazzola family starting Mama Mazzola's... Read More

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Flat Tops Trail - Scenic and Historic Byway

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Cuts through the original White River Plateau Timberland Reserve. Read More
Lodging

Meeker Hotel & Cafe

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In remote Northwest Colorado hides a community of a couple thousand people. The trout-filled White River flows through town and Northwest Colorado's only historic hotel sits on Main Street, its... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

Meeker Hotel & Cafe

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A more than 115-year-old Meeker landmark, many notable celebrities have satisfied their appetites at the Meeker Hotel's cafe, including Billy the Kid and Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt. Follow in their footsteps and sink into the history-steeped booths for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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White River Museum

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White River Museum, housed in 1880s U.S. Army officer quarters, showcases early pioneers and the stories and artifacts they left behind, including clothing, household goods, an original 1885... Read More

Lunch

Blanco Cellars & The Little Cheese Shop

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A small Artisan Wine, Craft Spirits, Specialty Beer, Ginjo Sake & Cider shop specializing in small production, diverse selections & great value in Colorado's True West. Plus retail cut-to-order... Read More

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Meeker Horse Camp

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Meeker Stable on the White River, located on northwestern Colorado's scenic White River, is beautifully unspoiled and lightly traveled. With hundreds of miles of scenic trails in the White River... Read More

Dinner

Laundry

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Located in a historical brick building -the original Steamboat Dry Cleaning & Pressing, The Laundry is serving up locally sorced small plates.  Enjoy sharing comfort food with friends as well as... Read More

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Storm Peak Brewing Company

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We're a family of beer freaks, music lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. We think the best way to share our passions is through a common language; Beer. Watch a game, play a game, bring food or... Read More

Lodging

Alpine Rose Bed and Breakfast

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Located in historic "Olde Town" Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the Alpine Rose offers the hospitality of a family Steamboat Springs CO Bed and Breakfast and all the comforts and conveniences that... Read More

Day 5
Breakfast

Alpine Rose Bed & Breakfast

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A gourmet breakfast is served daily and features locally roasted coffee, teas, homemade breads, fresh fruit, juice and a variety of main courses. We will do our best to accommodate special requests and dietary restrictions. Breakfast is served family style in the sunny Dining Room between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:30 am.
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Fish Creek Falls

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Clear and fresh high alpine water roars down Fish Creek Canyon, spilling over the magnificent 280-ft Fish Creek Falls, one of the most popular destinations around Steamboat Springs. Read More
Lunch

Old Town Pub & Restaurant

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The boat's best bet for big bites, little bites, burgers, brews and bands. 

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Activity

Pearl Lake State Park

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Nestled in the mountains, this peaceful park sits in a quiet lakeside setting.  Overlooking Farwell Mountain, camp along the shoreline or a ridge with amazing views. Two yurts are available for... Read More

Dinner

Table 79 Foodbar

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Your table is waiting! It's the table with the best view of the action. A front-row seat to the kitchen.

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Activity

Cache La Poudre/North Park - Scenic And Historic Byway

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This byway connects Fort Collins to North Park. Read More
Lodging

North Park Inn & Suites

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Newest lodging. Pillow-top beds, 32" flat screen, HBO, ESPN, log furniture, table/chairs, fridge/micro/coffee, guest laundry, on-site trailer parking- can park up to a semi, FREE heated garage... Read More

Day 6
Breakfast

River Rock Cafe

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Where the world eats and greets on Main Street! Read More
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North Park Pioneer Museum

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Housed in a cabin built in 1883, the museum's exhibits showcase the region's mining, logging, ranching and farming heritage.

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Lunch

River Rock Cafe

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Where the world eats and greets on Main Street! Read More
Activity

State Forest State Park

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The ultimate in rugged Colorado wilderness, 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks and alpine lakes. Features 158 campsites and 15 cabins and yurts are available for overnight stays. Moose viewing... Read More

Dinner

Moose Creek Cookhouse & Saloon

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With more than 40 years in the industry, Moose Creek Cafe is where the locals prefer to meet, greet and enjoy the best value in drink and menu selections around. Come into enjoy a menu which... Read More

Activity

Hike the Lake Agnes Trail

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Soak up terrific mountain views on this about 2-mile roundtrip hike in State Forest State Park (photo credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife). Lake Agnes is also a favorite local fishing hole, so pack your rod for the chance to reel in an epic catch.
Lodging

North Park Inn & Suites

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Newest lodging. Pillow-top beds, 32" flat screen, HBO, ESPN, log furniture, table/chairs, fridge/micro/coffee, guest laundry, on-site trailer parking- can park up to a semi, FREE heated garage... Read More