How would you like to ride a portion of the TransAmerican Bicycle Trail? It runs 90 miles east/west through their county, with the half-way point of the trail on Highway 96. Eads is the county seat of Kiowa County, an agricultural community in Southeast Colorado.
Eads is rich in history, with the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site just east of town and all it’s artifacts showcased at the Kiowa County Museum. Be sure to check out their way-finding kiosks and maps at our their visitor-friendly roadside park!
Lamar boasts a colorful history, interesting attractions, and bevy of surprises for visitors seeking something unexpected.
While Lamar did not come into formal existence until 1886, long after the heyday of the Santa Fe Trail, the town still holds a profound connection to the famous settlers’ route, which passed right through the area and was a precursor to the railroad routes that brought Lamar to life.
La Junta, translated as “The Junction”, was a centrally located hub for the Santa Fe Railroad in the late 1800s. La Junta today is still a stopping point for resource trains and tourism. With over 200 small and large businesses, La Junta remains strong in commerce and social unity. With a population of approximately 6,000 residents, La Junta is largest city in the Arkansas Valley.