Around 8,000 people call Lamar in Eastern Plains home.
The city lies approximately 170 miles (274 kilometers) from the state capital of Colorado, Denver and about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Aspen.
Strap yourself in for a high speed adrenalin rush at the Lamar Speedway, the number one destination for motoring enthusiasts in the Lamar region. Take a tour of the circuit, mingle with other motorsports fans, and, if you can time your visit for race day, find a seat with the best track-side view and enjoy the heart-stopping action.
To get inspired, go and see the Big Timbers Museum, one of the more rewarding museums in Lamar. Admire the building and grounds, lose yourself in the exhibits, then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the more niche museums in town.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the area also has some larger nature preserves with picturesque scenery and local trees, plants and birds. Hike around in John Martin Reservoir State Park and appreciate your escape from the urban streets.
There’s no reason not to work on your average when visiting Lamar; visit Spreading Antlers Golf Course, home to the fastest greens, nastiest bunkers and friendliest clubhouse in the area. Grab your golf bag and cap and tee off, then end the day in the clubhouse bar kicking back with friendly locals.