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Lincoln County lies in the Great Plains section of the East Central Colorado, including a part of the area known as the Arkansas Divide. The county is a double to rectangle, 72 miles long, north to south, and 48 miles wide in the southern part of the county and 30 miles wide in the northern part. The county contains 1,644,800 acres of land, principally rolling prairie, at altitudes varying from 4,500 feet in the southeast to about 5,400 feet in the northwest. (map)

Photo by John LaBorde - Historian

The main watersheds include the Arickaree and Republican Rivers in the northern part and the Big Sandy, Rush, and Horse Creeks in the south. Sandy & Rush Creeks ultimately drain into the Arkansas River.

Aside from nomadic Indian tribes and rare Spanish incursions, the first human visitors to this area were hopeful prospectors crossing by the thousands en route to the gold strikes in the Pikes Peak region. The old Smoky Hill Trail runs just north of Hugo and wagon ruts remain visible in some places. (Read more...)

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Discover Geocaching in "OFF the BEATEN TRAIL". A new game to Treasure hunt in the history of Eastern Colorado.

Tours R Us! - Our Museums await your visit!

Let us custom design a group tour of local museums for your scouts, church groups, senior centers and other community organizations and you can visit some of the great spots in Lincoln County for as little as $1 per person. We’ll plan a fun filled excursion for your group complete with guided tours, picturesque stopovers and lunch accommodations. Some of the sites you’ll see include the Lincoln County Museum, the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park, the Genoa Tower, Off the Beaten Trail geocaching sites, some of the areas the best little antique shops, the Hugo Roundhouse and more!

Call 720-837-3845 or email for more information.

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