There’s so much to discover across the Pioneering Plains of Colorado, here’s more areas to explore.

Yuma Pond
Yuma Pond

Embark on a journey through the charming and captivating towns of the Pioneering Plains. Each town boasts unique attractions and hidden treasures that invite visitors to explore and experience their rich history, local businesses and friendly communities. Discover the diverse and vibrant character of these towns as you travel through the picturesque landscapes of the Pioneering Plains.


Haxtun is a lively community that celebrates its agricultural roots during the annual Haxtun Corn Festival. This fun-filled event showcases the town’s spirit and dedication to its agricultural heritage, featuring food, games and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Hugo offers a delightful blend of small-town charm and rich history. A visit to Main Street Mama’s is a must for its delicious homemade milkshakes, desserts and friendly atmosphere. The Lincoln County Tourism office can provide you with more information on local attractions and events to make your visit to Hugo
a memorable one.


Limon is a hub for commerce and community engagement. The Limon Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln County Tourism work together to showcase the town’s vibrant culture and numerous attractions, ensuring visitors have an unforgettable experience.

Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park
Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park


Ovid is a hidden gem where you can savor mouthwatering game meat jerky from D & L Meat and unwind at Luna’s Bar & Grill, a local favorite for its famous “Smashed Burger” and the Friday and Saturday steak nights serving
after 4 p.m.


In Paoli, the Paoli Farmers Co-op has been a vital part of the community since 1919, supporting local farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture. This cooperative is a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of the region’s farmers, who work together to navigate the ever-evolving world
of agriculture.

Stratton’s vibrant community spirit welcomes you to experience its unique attractions. Indulge in luxury at The Claremont Inn & Winery. This charming inn not only offers elegant accommodations but also delights guests with its on-site winery. Savor the locally produced wines and immerse yourself in Stratton’s sophisticated side.

Kit Carson, Idalia, Yuma

The towns of Kit Carson, Idalia and Yuma invite you to explore the Pioneering Plains’ rural charm. Kit Carson’s welcoming atmosphere and opportunities for outdoor adventures will leave you feeling invigorated. Meanwhile, Idalia and Yuma offer a taste of rural life, with friendly residents who ensure you feel at home. 


Main Street, Wray
Main Street, Wray

Wray takes pride in its robust healthcare facilities, with the Wray Community District Hospital providing top-notch medical care to residents and visitors alike. The town’s dedication to community well-being is evident in its commitment to quality healthcare services.

Beyond these featured towns, the Pioneering Plains is home to numerous other charming communities that are worth a visit. Atwood offers a serene escape from city life, while history enthusiasts will appreciate the historic landmarks in Cheyenne Wells, Crook and Elbert that provide glimpses into the region’s agricultural roots, while Elizabeth and Kiowa, showcase the area’s picturesque landscapes.

So, pack your bags and set off on an unforgettable journey through the Pioneering Plains, where you’ll encounter fascinating history, thriving local businesses, and warm-hearted communities.