Half Day Exploring the Great Outdoors

Depending on the time of day and the season, here are some ideas of ways to spend half a day in Yuma County in the greater outdoors.

Morning:

  • Breakfast at Fullers: Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Fullers in Yuma. Enjoy a hearty meal to fuel up for your outdoor adventures ahead.
  • Visit Prairie Futures Public Garden: Drive to Joes, CO, and explore the Prairie Futures Public Garden. Take a leisurely stroll through the biodiverse experimental gardens while enjoying the fresh morning air and scenic views.
  • Explore Beecher Island Battle Ground: Head to Beecher Island Battle Ground, a historic site located outside of Wray. Learn about the history of the Battle of Beecher Island, a significant event in the Indian Wars of the late 19th century. Explore the interpretive center and outdoor exhibits to gain insight into the area’s rich history.

Afternoon:

  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Wray. Choose from various options based on your preferences for a hearty meal to refuel.
  • Explore Bonnie Dam: Drive to Bonnie Dam, a scenic spot located nearby. Take a walk around the dam and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Capture some photos of the picturesque landscape.
  • Hike to Flirtation Point: Embark on a hike to Flirtatious Point, which offers stunning panoramic views overlooking all of Wray. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and take in the beauty of the Colorado landscape from this vantage point.

Evening:

  • Visit a Nearby Lake: After hiking, head to a nearby lake for some relaxation and outdoor fun. Whether it’s fishing, kayaking, or simply enjoying a lakeside picnic, take advantage of the serene setting and natural beauty. Watch the sunset and breathe in tranquility.
  • Dinner at a Local Restaurant: Wrap up your day with dinner at a local restaurant in Wray or Yuma. Choose from various dining options to satisfy your appetite after a day of outdoor exploration.

There are more adventures waiting! Visit the experiences page for more opportunities in Yuma County.