The town of Limon was an
Eastern Colorado work camp in 1888 when the railroad was being
built from Kansas to Colorado Springs. Located 80 miles from
Denver and 70 miles from Colorado Springs, Limon serves as a
gateway to the two cities and the Pikes Peak region. As the
intersection site of many major roads and Interstate 70, it became
known as the Hub City of Eastern Colorado.
The Lincoln County area, a
center of cattle and sheep raising offers wide open spaces where
you can catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife. Here deer,
antelope, coyotes and a variety of birds are 'at home on the
range.' The Big Sandy River has opportunities for fishing,
wildlife spotting and hiking.
Visitors to Limon may want
to see the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park, Limon Wetlands
or attend the Limon Western Festival Prairie Ride and Parade and
the Colorado Championship Ranch Rodeo.