[On State Highway 94, looking west through the intersection of State Highway 94 and State Highway 71. Photo: Pmsyyz] The tiny, country town of Punkin Center lies just south of Limon, the Lincoln County Seat. There really isn’t much at all to this town but a few homes, ranches and a city limits sign.
The unincorporated community lies at the crossroads of Colorado Highway 94 and Highway 71. It’s minuscule population shares a post office with Hugo (ZIP Code 80821) and Ordway (ZIP 81063). Aside from farming, the only commercialization is a couple of communication towers, one at the town’s intersection, and another 3 miles southwest of that.
Back in 1920 a man named John Stevens built a store at this farmers intersection. Every new building built he painted a pumpkin color, which spawned the town’s name, Punkin Center. In the 1950s everything burned in a fire.
Things to do near Punkin Center