Julesburg | Sedgwick | Ovid
The Old West spirit is alive and well at the far northeast corner of Colorado in Julesburg and Sedgwick County.
Julesburg was the site of Colorado’s only Pony Express station and the Civil War-era military outpost Fort Sedgwick. Visitors can learn the exciting story of these frontier days, including the tale of the deadly gunfight between town namesake Jules Beni and Capt. Jack Slade, at the Fort Sedgwick Historical Society’s museums. The Hippodrome Arts Centre is an architecturally delightful 1919 movie theater that plays first-run movies and hosts interesting events.
DePooter Lake is a 22-acre parcel with shade trees and a stocked lake for fishing just south of the main business district. Jumbo Reservoir State Wildlife Area is a favorite spot for boating and camping. First-time visitors should be sure to tour the 19-mile South Platte Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, which has beautiful views and informative placards that give insight into the land and history. For more information, please visit Sedgwick County.