Road Trips and Tiny Trailers

Category: 20 MIN IN CO


COLORADO GATORS REPTILE PARK: 112

Maybe not a ’20 min’ stop off of I-285, but the Colorado Gator and Reptile Park is more than worth the effort if you have an hour or so and an extra $20 per person (discount tickets are sold at…

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MONTE VISTA WILDLIFE REFUGE: Co-15

A quick detour from I-285 S in the town of Monte Vista leads you into the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. As you enter the town of Monte Vista along I-285, stay on the Hiwy and watch as it turns…

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CANO’S CASTLE: Alamosa

Although it’s far from being a ‘little-known site’, no trip through Antonito is complete without a stop at Cano’s Castle. Born Dominic (Donald) Espinosa, the Castle’s architect & builder now goes by ‘Cano’ which is the Native American term for…

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OLDEST CHURCH IN CO: Antonito

Built in 1863, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the oldest and first permanent church in Colorado. Heading south on I-285, this site is a quick one to see.  Look to the west at 8th street in Antonito and you can’t…

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ROADSIDE CHAPEL: South 285

Goodbye…goodbye…parting is such sweet sorrow Heading out of Antonito on S-285, it is about time to exit the beautiful and ‘Colorful’ state of Colorado.  Before you cross the border into New Mexico however, there is a roadside chapel worth dropping…

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IDAHO SPRINGS WATER WHEEL: Exit 241

Tayler Water Wheel Many visitors to the state of Colorado who make their way from Denver into the Rocky Mountains find themselves traveling on I-70.  This highway makes its way into the heart of the Rockies.  Here you can learn…

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WILDLIFE VIEWING AREA: Exit 232

Are Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep calling your name? If so, then pull off I-70 W at exit 232 and follow Alvarado Rd W until it becomes Argentine St.  You’ll find yourself at the Wildlife Viewing Area in Georgetown.  Here at the…

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BLACK LAKES PICNIC SITE: Exit 190

Oooo…you’re in for a treat! As you approach Exit 190, You’ll see signs for Shrine Pass Rd.  Exit there. The Black Lakes Picnic Site is the reward you’ll find waiting for you just a few minutes off the highway!  …

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GYPSUM PONDS: Exit 140

Ah… A clear blue mountain pond on a sunny day in Colorado is always a feast for the eyes, but Gypsum Ponds are much more! Gypsum Ponds is a State Wildlife Area, and an enjoyable “20 min” stop.  Here you…

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SOPRIS ALPACA FARM: Exit 105

The Sopris Alpaca Farm, “Where Heaven and Nature Humm” Just off I-70 at exit 105 is where you will find that slice of heaven, at the Sopris Alpaca Farm!  From Exit 105, Follow Hiwy 6 for about 10 min and…

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WESTERN SLOPE VIETNAM MEMORIAL: Exit 19

      Field of Dreams       Dedicated to the men and women who served in the United States of America Armed Forces during the Vietnam War 1959-1975 At Exit 19 in Fruita you will find the Western Slope…

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TRAIL THROUGH TIME: Exit 2

Take a walk on the ancient side… Just before you hit the Utah border, pull off of I-70 at exit 2 into Rabbit Valley.  Follow the exit road until you get to Rabbit Valley Rd, and  turn right.  You will end…

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JOHNSON’S CORNER TRUCK STOP: Exit 254

  Located on I-25 at exit 254, you will find Johnson’s Corner.  A truck stop that locals here in the Denver area know well, it is a destination not to be missed!  Opening in 1952 in what was once farmland,…

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BENSON SCULPTURE GARDEN: Exit 257

Okay… so some stops in Colorado need a little more than 20 minutes, and this little stop off Exit 257 just north of Loveland is one of those.  You’ll need…say… 35 minutes. Discover the Benson Sculpture Garden. In addition to…

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CHAPUNGU SCULPTURE PARK: Exit 265

Ah…Loveland.  Known for its art and outdoor sculpture, it draws in artists from all over the country for competitions, and often for a permanent change of address.  U.S. Art Magazine ranked it in the top 8 ‘great art destinations’. The…

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SWETSVILLE ZOO: Exit 265

There are so many choices along America’s highways to stop for a 20 minuet break, and Colorado is loaded with them!  There are rest stops, picnic areas, historical landmarks, points of interest, hiking trails and scenic overlooks. And then there…

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COLORADO WELCOME CENTER / RUNNING DEER NATURAL AREA & TRAIL: Exit 268

Most people would say that along the I-25 corridor between the Wyoming border and Denver there is ‘a-lotta nothin‘. I say…HOGWASH! There is, however, a-lotta open space, green rolling hills, farming fields nestled in at the base of the Rocky…

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WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING AND INDUSTRY: Exit 156

  Traveling along I-25 South of Denver, you will pass by the: Western Museum of Mining and Industry, open since 1970.  It is located at Exit 156 and is just North of Colorado Springs. What a great place to get…

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INTRODUCTION TO: 20 Min In Colorado

We love our state and would love to have you visit! For a ‘20 min in Colorado’ stop, you’ll generally find a place for a picnic, a restroom and something to see! I live in the beautiful state of Colorado…

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