When driving to, from, or through Colorado, there isn’t too much in the way of truck stops unless you are sticking the populous center of the state. If you’ve ever driven through, though, you will know that once you get into the mountains truck stops are few and far between. Below is a list of the top-rated truck stops you can hit when a rest stop just won’t cut it, so grab a snack, a shower, and some fuel.

Ampride (East)

Where: 913 Colorado Ave, Stratton, CO 80836

Top Benefits:

  • Fresh subs, handmade tacos, wraps, Mexican food
  • Large parking lot
  • Variety of snacks
  • Ice cream
  • Fresh, gourmet coffee
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Call in your order ahead of time – menu

Johnson’s Corner (North)

Where: 2842 SE Frontage Rd, Johnstown, CO 80534

Top Benefits:

  • Retro American diner
  • Amazing cinnamon rolls
  • Full bakery
  • Very clean showers
  • Trucker’s lounge with TV
  • CAT Scales
  • Overnight semi parking
  • Live video of Colorado road conditions
  • ATM
  • FedEx dropbox
  • Convenience store
  • Essential supplies
  • ShorePower
  • Propane available

Reata Travel Stop (Northeast)

Where: 2170 E Chestnut St, Sterling, CO 80751

Top Benefits:

  • Great staff
  • Plenty of hot food choices
  • Easy access from the highway
  • Lottery tickets, souvenirs, general store
  • Very clean

Gunsmoke Truck Stop (South)

Where: 12916 US-24, Buena Vista, CO 81211

Top Benefits:

  • Friendly staff
  • Great BBQ and breakfast burritos
  • Tasty food at the diner
  • Clean restrooms
  • Sells firewood
  • Domino’s across the street – open late
  • Tons of souvenirs and odd knick-knacks
  • Decent truck parking

Love’s Travel Stop (West)

Where: 748 22 Rd, Grand Junction, CO

Top Benefits:

  • Carl’s Jr. Inside
  • Very nice, clean showers with sink and bench area – plenty of space
  • Plenty of parking
  • Quick Truck tire shop
  • Seven truck fuel pumps
  • ATM
  • CAT Scales
  • Bulk DEF
  • Free WiFi
  • Commercial truck oil change
  • Overnight Parking

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