Colby, Kansas (pop. 5,400) is located in Northwest Kansas in Thomas County (pop. 8,000). An easy three hour drive to Denver on I-70, Colby is perfectly situated for those who desire easy access to a large metro area and mountain activities, with the safety and comfort of a small town.
In addition to easy access to hiking, skiing, and white water rafting in the Rocky Mountains, Colby also offers Meadow Lake Golf Course, several annual community events, and Northwest Research Extension Center which features plots of trees, flowers, and grains, all labeled for easy identification on 720 acres. Make sure to take advantage of the photo opportunities at the research center in a quiet Oasis on the Plains. The Colby Aquatic Park boasts various slides, lazy river, and lap pool for fun for all ages.
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