This is it, this is where it starts. The first state line sign in a list of all 50 to check off. This specific sign is located on I-76 heading into Colorado from Nebraska. It came up really fast so be prepared, I obviously wasn’t. The kids still tell the story that I tried to kill them by slamming on my breaks and backing up on the Interstate. LOL!! They are so dramatic.
This stop was on our National Park Trip Season 1, which you can read more about under the specific National Parks or at the links below. Colorado is a beautiful state, even the kids dropped their gadgets to look out the windows once the mountains were upon us.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
We drove through most of the state, on this trip, and stopped at Glenwood Springs. We stayed at . I thought it would be a great experience to swim in a hot springs pool and a great in between stop! Boy did we luck out in this town!! What a fantastic stop! Cute shops, great restaurants and all around wonderful. The lodge was nice, our room small but we weren’t in it much. Spent most of the time across the street at the hot springs pool! It was HUGE and the scenery around it was amazing! Going to bring the husband back in the winter to enjoy!
We did venture out in to town to enjoy an early supper. Just a short walk over to the quaint little town (which I love by the way, it reminded me of Europe), lots of outside seating and shops. We went to a restaurant that was recommended at the desk of our hotel and it did not disappoint us at all. The Brew Pub, they even brew their own root beer which was delicious and the kids meals were served on frisbees so this place was now top notch (according to the kids). Everything we ordered was just amazing, I can’t recommend how wonderful this place was!
Here are the kids enjoying the home brewed root beer. Even the adults were in love with it!!
Put this place on your list if you are traveling across Colorado on I-70! Great road trip stop!
Until the next stop!
Enjoy your travels!