This site offers extensive shortgrass and sandsage prairie with a high probability of viewing Greater Prairie-Chickens. Four farmsteads on the property have migrant trap hedgerows, one of which has significant underbrush and another of which has a double row of tall ponderosa pines. Mountain Plover and Burrowing Owl can often be seen in summer; Barn Owl has nested in the grain bin. Stay at the guesthouse and wake up to life on a working ranch and farm that hosts all of the wildlife found in the region. The owner is sometimes able to provide tours, and is always willing to talk about modern agriculture and ranching.
County: Kit Carson
Directions: To inquire about access to this farm and to get directions, please contact the landowner at 970-358-4259. 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: 77 F3
Dates of Access: Contact owner prior to visit
Admission: $10/person for day pass, $20/person, guided
Restrictions: Certain pastures restricted
Parking: Gravel parking areas and roadside parking
Lodging: Two-bedroom guest house $75/night.
Handicapped Access: Limited
To inquire about access to this farm and to get directions, please contact the landowner at 970-358-4259.