Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by rijaca » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:41 pm

I don't understand why some are suggesting going over 300 miles out of their way to see hills that are no different from the hills on the eastern plains of Colorado.

Sorry folks, as Johnny Cash once sang "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!".
"Kansas City, Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity."
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by greenonion » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:28 pm

ker0uac wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Limon is fun. They hate Denvernites, so it makes for pretty interesting exchanges with locals. Also they get pissed when you call their city lee-mown.
Can you imagine what the people of Dubois, WY would do if you called the town name by its French pronunciation? :shock:
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by ker0uac » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:39 pm

greenonion wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:28 pm
ker0uac wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Limon is fun. They hate Denvernites, so it makes for pretty interesting exchanges with locals. Also they get pissed when you call their city lee-mown.
Can you imagine what the people of Dubois, WY would do if you called the town name by its French pronunciation? :shock:
Not sure. Storm the Capitol? :-#
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by cougar » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:08 pm

County highpoints, and mile marker 420. When life gives you Limons, make Limonade.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by RckyMntnHgh » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:35 pm

Flagler, CO memorial park - peaceful shaded place to stretch your legs - just 1/2 mile north of the Flagler exit off I-70 -

Tragedy struck Flagler in 1951 when 20 people were killed and many injured in a devastating accident at an Air Show. A plane attempting a maneuver, the pilot miscalculated and struck scores of people who were lining the streets in large numbers to view the show. The local park has a memorial for those who passed, many which were children.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by mommyhiker » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:20 pm

What about Camp Amache, which was the internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII. It is my understanding that the site is now a museum.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by 12ersRule » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:31 pm

Plan to hit Sand Creek Massacre NHS, https://www.nps.gov/sand/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm, sometime. But I'll wait until the visitor center has reopened.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by nyker » Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:08 pm

I was thinking the Wild Animal Sanctuary but that's more north of the city, but a cool place to see the animals if they are out
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Gene913 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:45 pm

In order of their proximity to Mt. Sunflower:

Keystone Gallery and Monument Rocks - north of Scott City, KS. https://www.keystonegallery.com/

The Fick Fossil and History Museum in Oakley, KS. https://www.travelks.com/listing/fick-f ... seum/1932/

The Cathedral of the Plains east of Hays, KS. https://www.stfidelischurch.com/

Nicodemus National Historical site, north of I-70 between Wakeeney and Hays, KS. https://www.nps.gov/articles/nicodemus_ ... uality.htm.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Gene913 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:09 pm

and in Colorado, there is:

Kit Carson Museum in Kit Carson, CO. https://www.colorado.com/history-museum ... son-museum

The Telephone Museum and Jail Museum in Cheyenne Wells, CO. https://townofcheyennewells.com/discover
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by peter303 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:52 pm

12ersRule wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:31 pm
Plan to hit Sand Creek Massacre NHS, https://www.nps.gov/sand/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm, sometime. But I'll wait until the visitor center has reopened.
I combined San Creek park with Fort Bent visit, camping inbetween at Lake Martin. But all these are rather south of the I70 trek of the OP.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Paula » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:14 pm

Thanks for the all suggestions! This is the point I tell you all that you helped me plan a birthday trip for my dog, Sprinkles. He's 12 this year. Happy birthday buddy!
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Matt wrote:
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It's not exactly between Denver and Sunflower, but ChrisinAz and I did Colorado's lowest ranked peak, Two Buttes, on the same day as Sunflower.
Thanks for this idea! It was worth the detour.
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