Bowen Ranch & Sand Creek Battle Grounds

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Located approximately 13 miles northwest of the town of Chivington in Cheyenne County, the Bowen Ranch hosts unique natural as well as American history features. The property contains thousands of acres of sandsage and shortgrass prairie uplands as well as three miles of Big Sandy Creek. This site features several permanent springs, and a black-tailed prairie-dog town that regularly has Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl, Ferruginous Hawk, and Golden Eagle. The ranch also has potential for Lesser Prairie Chicken, although none have recently been documented. Artifacts collected by the Bowens have shown that a portion of the Sand Creek Massacre occurred on their ranch. The Bowen Ranch is only open to guided tours; they cater to nature watchers and history buffs alike.

County: Kiowa
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call Chuck and Sheri Bowen at 719-336-5082 or visit www.sandcreektours.com a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. Please remember that this is a working ranch, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits. While you are on the ranch, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the ranch or leaving trash behind.

Delorme: 99 B7
Roads of Colorado: 110 B3

Dates of Access: Open all year, contact owner prior to visit
Hours: 0
Ownership: Private
Admission: Contact owner for rates

Restrictions: Call or email for reservations
Parking: Yes
Lodging: Hotels in Lamar

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 38.55857
Longitude: -102.50511

URL: http://www.sandcreektours.com
Contact Info: To make a reservation visit www.sandcreektours.com or call Chuck and Sheri Bowen at 719-336-5082.

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
Hunting
Fishing