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Slidin’ W Ranch

This ranch offers self-guided walking tours on 160 acres of shortgrass prairie. The prairie dog town consistently hosts Burrowing Owls as well as other prairie species. Look for Mountain Plover, Scaled Quail, Lark Bunting, Long-billed Curlew and Grasshopper Sparrow. This is a working horse ranch located at 13660 Highway 287, just south of the town of Eads. Self-guided access is available through the honor system; please deposit fee in honor box in the drive-way. Dinner and/or bunkhouse lodging is sometimes available; for these additional services, please call first: 719-438-5907.

County: Kiowa

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call 719-438-5907 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 C6
Roads of Colorado: 109 F4

Dates of Access: Open all year, contact owner prior to visit
Hours: 0
Ownership: Private
Admission: $5/person/day; please use honor-system fee box

Restrictions: Private property; owner may restrict access

Parking: Yes
Lodging: Bunkhouse lodging sometimes available; otherwise hotel in Eads

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 38.46127
Longitude: -102.7247 Contact Info:

Phone: 719-438-5907


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo