Calkum Ranch

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Calkum Ranch

Located only an hour from metro Denver, the Calkum Ranch offers a unique and quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Front Range. The Calkum Ranch lies just west of Limon and north of Interstate 70 in an area of juniper breaks; the park-like setting of the juniper trees and sandstone formations makes the ranch an ideal escape for birders and rockhounds alike. The vistas from atop the breaks alone make the trip worthwhile, while the abundance of various habitats makes it an outstanding birding site, particularly during spring and fall migration. Horseback riders are welcome with their own horse.

County: Elbert

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Shelterbelt

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call Mary and Leonard Calkum at 719-775-2405 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: 96 C2
Roads of Colorado: 91 E1

Dates of Access: By appointment, closed during deer season
Ownership: Private
Admission: $5/person/day

Restrictions: No smoking, no fires, no dogs

Parking: Yes
Lodging: Hotel in Limon

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 39.35147
Longitude: -103.83224

Contact Info:

Please call Mary and Leonard Calkum in advance of a visit at (719) 775-2405.


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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