Colorado Gators, 17 mi. n. on SR 17, features alligators lolling in the Colorado sun with snowcapped mountain peaks in the background. The unusual nature of this farm grew out of a need to keep the fish hatchery at the site clean of fish remains. The waters of the artesian well are 87 F and allow the alligators to thrive in the otherwise inhospitable Colorado climate. The farm also serves as a refuge for rescued reptiles.