Many exciting adventures await you in the Canyons and Plains of Southeast Colorado.
There is fun for all ages in Southeast Colorado. Whether you enjoy historic sites and museums or strenuous outdoor activities, you will have a great time exploring the area attractions. Many of the sites listed here hold special events during the year.
Easy walks down country lanes, tramping along with the pioneers on the Santa Fe Trail, excursions into canyons to observe Native American rock art, and wildlife viewing in wetlands are some of the many opportunities for hikers and Hiking near Ryan's Ponds by Rocky Fordbikers in this area. For the best hiking and biking, try Vogel Canyon, Picketwire Canyon and the Red Shin Trail at John Martin Reservoir State Park.
If you love history, then there is a lot to love in this area! Museums, with collections ranging from Native American artifacts to train memorabilia and a little of everything in between. Native Americans have called the Colorado Plains home for thousands of years. Western Pioneers visited and settled Southeast Colorado, including the Bent Brothers on the Santa Fe Trail, Kit Carson, Clay Allison, Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickock,
and many other famous and notorious Western characters. The Burlington Northern, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and Kansas Pacific Railroads have played major roles in this area.
Click on the links below to find recources like dining, lodging, guided tours, and more to make your visit to Southeast Colorado's Canyons and Plains a memorable adventure.