advertisement

163 miles E. of Denver, 385 miles W. of Topeka, Kansas

As the first major Colorado community to greet motorists traveling I-70 from the east, Burlington is a good place to overnight at the beginning or end of a Colorado vacation. It's the largest town in east-central Colorado, with a population of about 3,500, and sits at an elevation of 4,165 feet. Those passing through might want to see how the community has preserved its turn-of-the-20th-century heritage with an impressive Old Town and famous carousel. Dry-land farmers established Burlington and other "outback" communities along the Kansas City-Denver rail line in the 1880s, and while wheat is very much the dominant crop today, you'll also find corn, dry beans, and sunflowers.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.