· Prairie Canyons
A small cemetery set amid cholla and pinyon-juniper covered hills and mesas. A few cottonwood trees and some agricultural fields add to the mix. Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Curve-billed Thrasher, Scaled Quail, and Rufous-crowned Sparrows are some of the possibilities. Vermilion Flycatcher nested here for a couple of years. The canyons and rimrock in the area contain some spectacular mammals, and even scorpions and tarantulas.
Habitat: Park/Cemetery, Rimrock/Mesa
Directions: From US 50 in the heart of La Junta, head south on CO 109 (signed for Pritchett and Kim). Roughly twelve miles south of town, look for a dirt road on the right (CR 804)--if you cross the Purgatoire River, you have gone about a mile too far. The cemetery is on the left (south) side of CR 804, about a mile from CO 109.
Delorme: 100 B3
Roads of Colorado: 140 B2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Private (public access)
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Lodging: Hotel in La Junta
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car
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