If you live in Colorado, you know there are many adventures around every corner, making Colorado a great place to start a bucket list. Elbert County, with its Great Plains location southeast of Denver and its rural ranching lifestyle, is the perfect place to experience a variety of adventures ranging from camping, hiking, and riding horses outdoors to shopping at a small-town boutique. If you’re a new Elbert County resident, or visiting for any length of time, here are a few special adventures to add to your 2023 bucket list:
Camping, Hiking, and Outdoor Adventures
Pitch a tent or park an RV at Casey’s RV Hideaway in Elizabeth. Enjoy a first-time camping adventure and start a family tradition!
Hike one or all of the trails at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Trails are easy to moderate and range from less than a mile to four miles.
Ride horses at Latigo Trails Equestrian, which spans 45 acres and hosts an indoor and outdoor arena.
Browse antique treasures from the Eastern Plains at Dancing Wolf Gallery. The items in this boutique are carefully chosen from nearby farmers, ranchers, and other locals, so you know they’re supporting local businesses and neighbors.
Purchase a handcrafted cowboy hat at the Powder River Hat Company. Check this off of the bucket list, and show off your Colorado style.
Local artists are as unique as their work at The Whispering Aspen in Elizabeth. Support community members associated with Integrated Life Choices and take a creative gift home.
Order a slice at Buzzards Pizza, arguably one of the best in Elbert County. This place offers every type of pizza topping you can think of (and more)!
Try an elk, bison, or beef burger in the homey South 40 Bar and Grill. A popular restaurant for visitors and locals, the cocktails here are exclusive to Elbert County.
Teetotalers rejoice! Book a private tea party at The Tea Spoon, where the locals rave about the tea and atmosphere. Sip a cup in a place that gives new meaning to high tea.
Occasions for Relaxation
Get your zen on! Do yoga at Evans Park in Elizabeth, with nature as your backdrop and the wind in your hair. The beauty of this setting will inspire you to stay and stroll the park.
Pamper yourself and get your glow on at Natural Reflections Spa. Enjoy a relaxing facial or skincare treatment.
Grab your waders and fishing pole for a day at West Kiowa Creek. Locals know this spot as a great one for catching fish.
Living in Colorado certainly has its perks; the vibe is laid-back, and there’s something to fit any lifestyle. Here in Elbert County, residents enjoy the advantages of modern life with the charm of small-town roots. Take advantage of living here, create that 2023 bucket list, and capture these memorable outdoor, shopping, culinary and relaxing adventures. The Independence Community in Elizabeth embraces the spirit of getting outdoors and adventure. Learn more about the community and Elbert County by trying one of these great activities.