By Car -- Burlington is located on east-west I-70, 13 miles from the Kansas border. U.S. 385, which runs the length of Colorado's eastern frontier, makes a north-to-south pass through the town.
The Colorado Welcome Center is along I-70 beside Burlington Old Town (tel. 800/288-1334 or 719/346-5554), and is open daily from 8am to 6pm in summer and 8am to 5pm in winter. For information specifically on Burlington, contact the Burlington Chamber of Commerce (tel. 719/346-8070; www.burlingtoncolo.com).
The town lies on the north side of I-70. Rose Avenue (U.S. 24) runs east-west through the center of Burlington. Main north-south streets are Eighth Street (U.S. 385 N.) on the east side of town, 14th Street (which locals call Main St.), and Lincoln Street (U.S. 385 S.) on the west side of town.
The Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital is at 286 16th St. (tel. 719/346-5311). The post office is at 259 14th St. Contact the U.S. Postal Service (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com) for hours and other information. During inclement weather (but not at other times), you can get a road condition report by calling tel. 719/346-8778.
Special Events -- Kit Carson County Fair, August; Old Town Ghost Town, last Saturday in October; Country Christmas Jubilee at Old Town, first Sunday in December; and Storybook Christmas and Parade of Lights, December.
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