Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

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Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Paula » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:13 am

Looking for ideas for a small detour or two between Denver and Mt Sunflower. Unfortunately, the carousel, Wonder Tower and the creepy clown museum all closed down a few years ago and the ball of twine in Cawker is too far out of the way.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by rijaca » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:41 am

Paula,

After many years of trips across eastern CO/western KS on I70, I can attest that there is nothing worth stopping for.

Sorry.

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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Barnold41 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:40 am

The Colorado store in Limon.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by highpilgrim » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:14 am

On the way back, there's the welcome to Colorado sign.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Paula » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:22 am

Ricky, I know it's gonna be bleak, but even a semi interesting truck stop or rest stop is better than nothing. A forum member here is how we found out about the Love's in Nebraska that inexplicably sells viking helmets. Hikers know weird and fun things!

Barnold, I'll check that out. Thanks!
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by d_baker » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:27 am

Paula wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:22 am
we found out about the Love's in Nebraska that inexplicably sells viking helmets.
Are you going to a MAGA rally or something? 😉
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by rijaca » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:49 am

Paula wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:22 am
Ricky, I know it's gonna be bleak, but even a semi interesting truck stop or rest stop is better than nothing.
Well. There’s the rest area at the Arriba exit. :roll:
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by blazintoes » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:18 am

Sunflower is a fun visit for its quirky humor and to make my trip worthwhile I rode my bike around here: https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/701941 ... loop-trail
If you aren't a biker it is a nice hike too. Kansas actually has hills!
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Matt » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:52 am

The burgeoning metropolis of Burlington has a really good restaurant with a decent beer selection.
You're gonna be ravenous after this climb. Highly recommended.
Edit: 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.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by Barnold41 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:22 pm

blazintoes wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:18 am
Kansas actually has hills!
Give a visit to Lawrence if you haven't already, it's nice and hilly. Also, the Flint Hills. There's a big gravel bike race out there every year.
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by cedica » Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:01 pm

I agree that I-70 is not the best, but that grand entrance on route 50 and 10 through Walsenburg is mighty pretty. Even better with the good playlist. :YY
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Re: Things to see between Denver and Mt Sunflower

Post by ker0uac » 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.
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