Hammer Ranch

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The Hammer Ranch is a large working ranch located 5 miles south of Wild Horse and is currently the only private site on the Colorado Birding Trail in Cheyenne County. The ranch consists of rolling sandsage hills with a good diversity of grasses, as well as one mile of riparian cottonwood gallery along Big Sandy Creek near the town of Wild Horse that would be worth checking for Wild Turkey, Red-headed Woodpecker and spring migrants. The black-tailed prairie-dog town consistently hosts Burrowing Owls and the ranch is not far from several known Lesser Prairie-Chicken leks. Ranch headquarters has an abundance of Scaled Quail and an alkali pond nearby that is well worth checking for shorebirds and waterfowl when wet. The Hammer Family has a strong commitment to conservation and has participated in riparian, playa and native prairie restoration. For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Tony Hammer at (719) 962-3197 or bleehammer@yahoo.com.

County: Cheyenne
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Lowland Riparian, Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call Tony Hammer at 719-962-3197 or bleehammer@yahoo.com a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. Please remember that this is a working ranch as well as a private residence, 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 B6
Roads of Colorado: 109 E2

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

Restrictions: No smoking or alcohol
Parking: Yes
Lodging: Hotel in Kit Carson or Eads

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 38.75599
Longitude: -102.9873

Contact Info: Please call Tony Hammer at 719-962-3197 or bleehammer@yahoo.com a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit.

Amenities

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