Category: I-70 West from Denver

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 about the Gold Rush,… Continue Reading “IDAHO SPRINGS WATER WHEEL: Exit 241”

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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 Viewing Area, you can… Continue Reading “WILDLIFE VIEWING AREA: Exit 232”

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!     Continue on to… Continue Reading “BLACK LAKES PICNIC SITE: Exit 190”

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 can enjoy not only… Continue Reading “GYPSUM PONDS: Exit 140”

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 watch for the sign… Continue Reading “SOPRIS ALPACA FARM: Exit 105”

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 Vietnam Memorial, along with… Continue Reading “WESTERN SLOPE VIETNAM MEMORIAL: Exit 19”

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 up in the parking… Continue Reading “TRAIL THROUGH TIME: Exit 2”