Limon

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Limon is a major population center in east-central Colorado, with all the basic services. You might find some migrant landbirds in the trees around town, especially the patch just behind (north of) the Events Center. However, the highlight of birding in Limon is the Limon Wetlands, which are reached via the Doug Kissel Fishing Ponds. A paved trail extends south half a mile to an interpretive kiosk and gazebo overlooking the wetlands, which in summer host Sora, Virginia Rail, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle and Ruddy Duck, not to mention muskrats and various amphibians and reptiles. The fortunate might encounter an Ornate Box Turtle crossing the bike trail in summer, or see coyotes or deer along the path.

County: Lincoln
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Pond, Marsh

Directions: To get to the Doug Kissel Fishing Ponds, from I-70 take the Hwy 40 exit or business exit for Limon (exit 361) and follow 3rd Street west until you reach 4th Avenue, where you will turn south until you come to a

Delorme: 96 C3
Roads of Colorado: 91 F1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours:
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please respect private property
Parking: Various
Lodging: Hotel

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Paved trail to Limon wetlands

Elevation: 5363
Latitude: 39.26289
Longitude: -103.68785

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsYes
Platform/BlindYes
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopYes
PrimitiveNo
Camping
PicnicYes
Hunting
FishingYes