Hickman Farm

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Hickman Farm

This property consists of mixed-grass prairie and cultivated land with scattered tree plantings and draws. Watch for red and swift fox in the open prairie as well as mule and white-tailed deer and badger. Pheasants can also be observed in the area, along with Colorado’s state bird, the Lark Bunting. You can also see Mountain Plover, Northern Harrier, Grasshopper Sparrow, Cassin’s Sparrow and possibly Short-eared Owl. Playas are also present throughout the area and when wet harbor Long-billed Curlew and other shorebird species. Pronghorn are also common. Sunflowers paint the roadsides with color in the summer; in fall, longspurs and possibly Sprague’s Pipits migrate through the property. Take the time to hike through the mixed grass prairie and explore this beautiful country. Cultural artifacts have also been observed on site including arrowheads and Native American beads. Site offers guided and self-guided tours, hunting, stargazing, and cultural attractions.

County: Kit Carson

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact the landowner at 970-664-2243. 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: 97 C6
Roads of Colorado: 93 E1

Dates of Access: February through November 1, contact owner
Hours: 0
Ownership: Private
Admission: $5/person/day; $10 camping fee

Restrictions: Access may be restricted during pheasant and dove seasons

Parking: Mostly roadside parking
Lodging: Primitive camping on site, or Shady Grove campground in Seibert, hotel in Flagler or Stratton

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 39.33
Longitude: -102.87

Contact Info:

To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact the landowner at 970-664-2243.


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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