The top ten reasons you don't enjoy a good road trip across Colorado
10 - you don't have a drivers license yet
9 - you've never been to Colorado
8 - you're just un-American
7 - you think getting high means something illegal
6 - you don't get out much
5 - nothing satisfies you
4 - clean, fresh air is bad for you
3 - a 1,000-foot drop-off 6 inches away from your tires is not your idea of fun
2 - you were sleeping during that part of your family vacation
1 - ? (you reply to complete this one)
So the GAS Route 50 tour has driven across Kansas, stops for the night somewhere near the Colorado state line, and begins a new day of fun and excitement. Go here
to see some of the stops we have in mind for the Centennial State:
The Colorado Welcome Center in Lamar
is supposed to be a pretty cool place.
About twenty miles south of Lamar, we can check out the largest windfarm
in the state.
Near La Junta is Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
We hope to take some laps around La Junta Raceway
at the airport.
Back to more of our Santa Fe Trail history lesson, the Otero Museum Complex
is highly recommended.
In Wulf Berg's book about Route 50, he suggests the Koshare Indian Museum
We pass through the town of Pueblo, and then we can check out the Museum of Colorado Prisons
in Cañon City.
Next, after just a few turns, we observe the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge
Then there is Gunnison, then Black Canyon National Park
We then cross the Continental Divide at Monarch Pass. Here's a webcam
By Grand Junction, they say words just cannot describe Colorado National Monument
From Grand Junction, US-50 joins I-70 to the state line and beyond to the center of Utah.
We don't yet know where the overnight stops will be, until we find out how much time it takes to see these sights and to cross the state. But the locals will inform us, and we'll update the Tour Details
page as soon as we get a good guess.
So tell us in what part of GAS you expect to participate. I need photos for the website. Buy some GAS stuff
, and get your Fiero some things from our sponsor, The Fiero Store. And spread the word!
Now... what's your idea for a #1 reason someone wouldn't enjoy a road trip across Colorado?
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