Bader Ranch

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Bader Ranch

This ranch in NE Las Animas County not only offers excellent pinyon-juniper woodland and cholla grassland, it also includes unbelievable beautiful canyons more in place in SE Arizona than SE Colorado. Look for Cassin’s Kingbird, Pinyon Jay, Rock and Canyon Wren, and Curve-billed Thrashers. The Baders have had a Vermilion Flycatcher nesting at their ranch the past couple of years. A herd of elk can sometimes be seen in the area, and keep an eye out for cool snakes in the canyons.

County: Las Animas

Attractions: Excellent scenery

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Ponderosa Forest, Rimrock/Mesa, Cholla

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call Randy or Kelly Bader at 719-384-8624 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. The fee for access is $10 per person per day. 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: 101 B4-C4
Roads of Colorado: 140 B3-C4

Dates of Access: Contact owner prior to visit
Ownership: Private
Admission: $10/person/day

Restrictions: Private land; owner may limit access

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Mayfield Ranches, or hotel in La Junta

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 37.54312
Longitude: -103.42238

Contact Info:

Contact Randy or Kelly Bader at 719-384-8624 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your visit.


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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