Here’s a list of bizarre, unusual, and one-of-a-kind attractions within a day’s drive from Colorado.

Author’s Note: All drive times are subject to change. Times listed in this article are according to Google Maps from Colorado Springs, where OutThere Colorado is headquartered.

Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.

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The chalk pyramids 25 miles south of oakley kansas. 4 hour drive from Colo sprgs.


the fossil home is truly amazing....and, all these places I did not know existed !!!

Bev Shaw

Don't miss the hoodoos in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah! 7.5 hours from Colorado Springs.


Add in Kansas: geographical center of the 48 contiguous states; (Lebanon) world's largest ball of twine (Cawker City); Garden of Eden and other attractions in Lucas, Kansas, just a few miles north of I-70

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