Hugo Things to Do
Lincoln County Museum
Housed in Hugo's historic Hedland House, the Lincoln County Museum includes period furnishings and clothing. Highlights include a lean-to kitchen, and an exhibit on Theodore Roosevelt's 1903 visit to Hugo.Related to:
- Road Trip
Lincoln County Courthouse
Lincoln County is on the high, dry plains of the Colorado piedmont in the east-central part of the state. The terrain is mostly flat and sloping toward the Rocky Mountains to the west. Elevation ranges from 4,500 feet in the southwest to 5,400 feet in the northwest.
Lincoln County was created in 1889 from parts of Elbert and Bent Counties. It is sparsely populated, covering 2,593 square miles of rolling prairie with several river valleys and numerous sand hills. Agriculture is the backbone of the local economy.
I have traveled through Hugo on a couple of occasions on road trips to Colorado. The high plains of eastern Colorado are often overlooked by people who have a fixation on the majestic Rocky Mountains further west. Personally, I find this part of the state equally fascinating with its history of nomadic indian tribes and hearty pioneer homesteaders arriving in covered wagons and "immigrant cars" on the railroad. These vast empty spaces were among the last parts of the United States to be settled. Still they have many stories to tell to those who take time to seek them out.Related to:
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
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