Limon is a town in Lincoln County, Colorado. It is known as the "Hub City" of Eastern Colorado as Interstate 70, U.S. Routes 24, 71, 40, and 287 all cross paths here. Five highways intersect here and Limon lies about equidistant from Denver and Colorado Springs.
Doug Kissel Fishing Pond - Angler's Heaven in Limon!
This 1.1 acre fishing pond is open to the public and subject to Colorado Fishing Regulations. The pond is regularly stocked with trout in the spring and is home to several warm water fish species including bass, crappie, wipers, catfish and bluegill.
County Road 109
Feel Like You're On Top of the World!
Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!
Nature and Science
Rocky Mountain National Park is a living laboratory. Everyone from preschoolers to Ph.D.'s can study their favorite natural sciences while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of this park.
The riparian (wetland) ecosystem of the park is based in 150 lakes and 450 miles of streams. Lush plant life and dense wildlife are the hallmarks of these wet areas that speckle and divide other ecosystems.
Forests of pine and grassy hillsides dominate the montane ecosystem in the park. These areas may be drier than riparian areas but life still abounds. Look for critters leaping or creeping from tree to tree or poking their heads from underground.
As you gain elevation, you leave the montane areas and enter the subalpine ecosystem . The bent and gnarled bodies of spruce and fir trees tell the story of hard summers and harder winters near the mountain tops.
If you keep going up, you'll emerge on the alpine tundra . This land is too harsh for trees and appears barren at first glance. But take a closer look. Nestled close to the ground is a dense carpet of plants and animals. Life persists even here in one of earth's most extreme environments.
No matter what ecosystem you are in, you will be in the company of animals. Elk , mule deer , moose , bighorn sheep , coyotes , black bears , cougars and hundreds of smaller animals make a living in the park. Fish glide through cold mountain streams and butterflies flit through flower filled meadows. Many visitors have been spellbound while watching the daily activities of the wildlife.
Underlying the bounty of life in the park is the literal foundation of the Rocky Mountains, the geology . The towering peaks and deep valleys are all composed of igneous (born of fire) and metamorphic rock. The same glaciers that sculpted the mountains have widened many valleys in the park.
One inescapable element of the park is the weather. Sunny summer mornings frequently give rise to formidable afternoon thunderstorms. Hold onto your hat during the snowy winter months when winds in the lowlands hit 60 miles per hour and wind-monitoring equipment in the highlands gets blown away.
The many aspects of the park are all inseparably interrelated. No matter what 'ology' interests you, Rocky Mountain National Park is a captivating place to study and enjoy.
With majestic mountains, tundra wildflowers, abundant wildlife, Trail Ridge Road (the highest paved road in the US), and over 350 miles of trails, Rocky Mountain National Park is spectacular! From flat easy hikes around a mountain lake to challenging multiday backpack trips and climbs, Rocky Mountain National Park offers trails for hikers of every level - let us help you plan your adventure! Find the best ways to take in the majesty and serenity of the park. It's YOUR Rocky - explore it!
Colorado Attractions for Family Fun
Home of the Pikes Peak Highway
Welcome to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain! The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. The beauty of being so close to the city is that you can spend your time enjoying the mountain instead of getting to the mountains. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours.
The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you'll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds…all along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America's most famous mountain.
Along the way, you'll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of our "Meet the Ranger" Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable.