9 Amazing Places You Can Go On One Tank Of Gas In Colorado
‘Tis the season for hitting the road with friends, opening up the sunroof, and spending beaucoup bucks at the pump! However, this last part doesn’t have to be the case… in fact, if you follow this handy guide and map we created, you are sure to get the most out of a mere tank of gas! After seeing conflicting reports over the average mileage for a tank of gas (anywhere from 300-500), we decided to map out this fun 488-mile trip through some of Colorado’s most memorable landmarks, towns, and restaurants.
Grab your friends and let’s go! (Link to the original Google Map can be found
1. Breakfast at
Denver Biscuit Company (Denver)
If you have been a longtime Only in Colorado reader, you are sure to recognize this delicious joint (we're obsessed!). Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we think you deserve nothing but the best!
2. Walk around Roxborough State Park (Littleton)
Now that you have a full and happy stomach, it is time to stretch those legs and check out the incredible red rock formations at this Littleton area gem.
3. Hike through the Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
Since you have been in the car for another hour and a half, it is time to once again get out, choose your trail, and hike through the stunning Garden of the Gods rock formations in Colorado Springs. While you're there, don't forget to...
4. Take an artsy picture with Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs)
...or a selfie; whichever you prefer!
5. Chow down on
Romero's award-winning green chile (Pueblo)
After all that walking and hiking, you are sure to have worked up an appetite... and what better food to eat on your epic Colorado road trip than some stellar green chile?
6. Wander the Great Sand Dunes (Mosca)
Welcome to the pièce de résistance of your summer road trip: the beautifully unexpected Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! Be sure to take your time walking around, exploring the dunes, and dipping your toes into the cool Medano Creek.
7. Monte Vista
Since the majority of this road trip has been spent hiking and walking, it is time to take it easy by strolling through the historic mountain town of Monte Vista...
8. Buena Vista
...shopping your way through Buena Vista's charming Main Street...
...and wining and dining your way through gorgeous Breckenridge.
Who will you be bringing on your summer road trip? Be sure to let them know by tagging them in the comments!
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