About SterlingCattle ranchers began arriving in the area in the 1860s, and since then Sterling has grown into a trade center for northeastern Colorado. Agriculture, educational institutions and light industry contribute to its diversified economy.
Fishing, boating, a full-service marina, picnicking, water skiing, swimming and hunting are available at North Sterling State Park, 12 miles north via N. 7th Avenue; phone (970) 522-3657. Types of wildlife that may be found in the area include deer, eagles, pelicans, coyotes, rabbits and many species of waterfowl and shorebirds.
The City of Living Trees is a collection of 12 trees that have been carved into sculptures; some have been bronzed. Located throughout town, the collection includes Skygrazers, a group of five giraffes looking upward.
Visitor Centers Tourist Information Center 102 N. Riverview Rd. Sterling, CO 80751. Phone:(970)522-8962 or (800)544-8609
Self-guiding tours:Brochures outlining a self-guiding tour of the City of Living Trees are available at the Tourist Information Center.
Things to Do Overland Trail Museum
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