Transportation

Lincoln County is located in a prime location.  Plenty of room to expand, just over one hour from Denver International Airport, and home to major transportation hubs makes Lincoln County ready to meet the expansion of domestic and international trade.

      • Lincoln County is less than 500 miles away from the geographic center of the continental United States, offering a great location, especially with the close proximity to western and southwest regions.
      • Lincoln County is located in the Mountain Time Zone which allows efficient communication with each coast, Europe, South America and Asia in the same business day.
      • High band data trunks to Denver which is the largest U.S. city to offer one-bounce satellite uplinks that provide real time communication to the world in one business day.
      • Just over an hour away are international Flights from Denver International Airport which has direct flights to London, Frankfurt, and Munich, including several nonstop flights to Canada and Mexico.  International passenger traffic grew 15 percent in 2007.  Denver International Airport is the country's fifth busiest airport.

Air

Air service is provided locally at the Limon Municipal Airport. This general aviation airport is located at 5,365 feet of elevation and runway 16/34 is constructed of concrete 60 feet wide and 4,700 feet in length with a concrete partial parallel taxiway.

Major air transportation is provided by Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport each located about 75 uncongested miles from Limon.

Rail Service

Lincoln County is served by Union Pacific Railroad and by Kyle Railroad, a RailAmerica Company. Kyle RR interchanges with Union Pacific at Limon from its extensive system in Kansas and East Central Colorado.

 

Highways

Freight

intermodal connection lincoln county 200x282Lincoln County is located in an ideal geographic location between Canada and Mexico offering the ability to capitalize on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) opportunities.  At just over $2.7 billion in 2007, exports to NAFTA partners represented one third of Colorado's total export value.

Trading Partners: Colorado's five largest trading partners in 2007 were Canada ($1.77 billion), Mexico ($949 million), China ($488 million), Japan ($359 million), and Taiwan ($329 million). 

Product Exports: Colorado's top two exports include electronic integrated circuits and microassembly parts ($821 million) and automatic data processing machines ($510 million) followed by print machines, medical instruments and animal products.

 


Colorado's Trading Relationships