Colorado is over 104 thousand square miles of sight-seeing opportunities, just waiting for you and your camera to visit. We have a whopping 42 state parks and countless other attractions that are great for an old-fashioned road trip. Some of these attractions are even next to the road, so that you can easily access them for pictures on your way through our great state. Continue reading of some of the most unique roadside attractions in Colorado. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.
Unique Stops for Your Colorado Road Trip
One of the most popular western Colorado roadside attractions is Mike the Headless Chicken Statue in Fruita. Located near Circle Park, this iconic statue stands 5 feet tall and is completely made out of metal. You’ve probably heard the phrase “like a chicken with it’s head cut off,” which alludes to the actually phenomenon that chickens are known to twitch and move around after being decapitated. However, there is a document story that a chicken in Fruita was reported to live for 18 months without a head. This amazing story is what the statue is depicting—the story will certainly live on through this piece of art.
Another great roadside attraction is the Teller County Dinosaur Statues in Cripple Creek. If you are travelling with children, this is a great thing to point out to them as you’re driving by in Cripple Creek. These prehistoric statues are actually located on private land along Colorado Highway 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek, and are therefore only available to be seen while passing by in your car. The area features a dozen fiberglass statues including dinosaurs, characters from The Flintstones, and even a bigfoot. Another location in town for Dinosaur sculptures is the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. It showcases the history of the Teller County region, from dinosaurs to gold mines.