Where Colorado Finds Its Heart
A natural oasis in the plains leading up to Colorado’s front range, Morgan County has always been a place for seekers. Arapahoe Indians in search of buffalo, cattlemen blazing the Texas-Montana Trail, Glenn Miller’s era-defining swing music all found something special here.
A visit to Morgan County doesn’t ask too much – but has plenty to offer. Head out 75 miles from Denver and find yourself transported to a simpler time where small-town charm and wide-open spaces take the reins.
A favorite spot for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and travelers, Morgan County still bears a rich connection to our history, both natural and man-made.
The Overland Trail connects miners, pioneers, and freight companies to gold mines.
Glenn Miller forms his first swing band while a student at Fort Morgan High.
The Rainbow Arch Bridge opens, the only bridge of its kind in Colorado.
Oil is discovered, leading to a mini-boom and the founding of Log Lane Village.