Half Day with the Family

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


  • Breakfast at Farm House Market: Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Farm House Market in Yuma. Enjoy gourmet coffee and Colorado Proud products before heading out for your adventures.
  • Explore Prairie Futures Public Garden: Drive to Joes, CO, to visit the Prairie Futures Public Garden. Spend some time exploring the biodiverse experimental gardens and learning about the regenerative nature of meadows in the Colorado High Plains.
  • Visit Wray Public Library: Head to Wray and visit the Wray Public Library. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and indoor device charging stations while browsing books and resources for the whole family.

A Summer Afternoon:

  • Lunch at At Ease BBQ: Enjoy lunch at At Ease BBQ in Wray. As a veteran-owned BBQ restaurant, they offer unique items at affordable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere. Pro tip- try the local bison burgers!
  • Outdoor Recreation at City of Wray Parks: Spend the afternoon exploring the outdoor recreation options in Wray. Visit City Park, Plaza Park, Rainbow Park, or Riverside Park for a family picnic, walk, or playtime.
  • Swimming at Wray Aquatic Center: Cool off and have some fun at the Wray Aquatic Center. Enjoy the zero-depth activity pool, lap pool with a diving board, and waterslides.


  • Dinner at a Local Restaurant: Wrap up your day with dinner at one of the local restaurants in Yuma County. Choose from various options based on your family’s preferences.
  • Go Stargazing: Yuma County offers vast, dark skies perfect for stargazing. After dinner, head to a quiet spot away from city lights and marvel at the beauty of the night sky. Consider bringing along a telescope or binoculars for a closer look at the stars and planets. Consider Stalker Pond in Wray or Lake Yuma in Yuma.
  • Relax at Lodging: Return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening. Whether you’re staying at Cobblestone Inn & Suites or Hilltop on Airbnb, enjoy the spacious and peaceful lodging after a day of exploration.

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