McComber Ranch

· Pronghorn

McComber Ranch

This ranch offers several hundred acres of birdwatching on shortgrass prairie, as well as access to Timpas Creek. On the prairie you may find Mountain Plovers and Long-billed Curlew, with luck, and pronghorns are fairly numerous. Stay at the family-style bunkhouse, which sleeps 4 to 5 adults and 2 kids. Two kids can also sleep in the old-time sheep wagon. Enjoy campfires and chuckwagon cooking when time and weather allow. Watch horse-training and western leather-working on site.

County: Otero

Attractions: Near Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call 719-980-2987 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: 100 A2
Roads of Colorado: 123 F4

Dates of Access: Spring and fall, by appointment only, contact owner prior to visit
Ownership: Private
Admission: $5/person for day pass; please call for lodging rates

Restrictions: Pets not allowed in bunkhouse, though they may be leashed outside

Parking: Yes
Lodging: Bunkhouse; sheep wagon for kids. Hotel in Rocky Ford.

Other Wildlife: Pronghorn antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 37.95057
Longitude: -103.72998

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Contact Info:

Call 719-980-2987 or email for more information.


RestroomsYes (primitive)
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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