Comanche National Grassland


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Comanche National Grassland

Address:27204 Hwy 287
PO Box 127
Springfield, CO 81073

Phone:719-523-6591
Fax:719-523-4861
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/coma
Size: 443,030 acres.
Location:Southeastern Colorado. Accessible by US 160, 287/385, and 350; CO 109, and 50. Nearby cities/towns include Kim, Walsh, Lamar, Campo, Pritchett, and Vilas.
Facilities:Dispersed camping, trails, 3 picnic areas, scenic drive.
Activities:Camping, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Vogel Canyon and Picture Canyon, which contain prehistoric Native American village sites and well-preserved examples of rock art; Picketwire Canyonlands, largest dinosaur track in North America with 1,300 footprints; a segment of Santa Fe National Historical Trail (see entry in national trails section), with historic water springs sites, scenic lookouts, and visible wagon ruts.

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The sites in that study included the Comanche National Grassland, the Central Plains Experimental Range, and mixed-grass prairie on U.
Protohistoric and early historic period rock art resources of Picture Canyon, Comanche National Grassland, Baca County, Colorado.
Picket Wire, south of La Junta in the Comanche National Grassland, is the largest documented dinosaur-track site in North America.
Army land until it became part of the Comanche National Grassland in 1991, is open dawn to dusk; overnight camping is not permitted.
Picketwire Canyon, on the Comanche National Grasslands, is popular with bikers and is home to Native American rock art and the largest known set of dinosaur tracks in North America.

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