Experience the tranquility and solitude of a ranch located on the high plains with a clear view of the entire Rocky Mountain front range. This working ranch is nestled in towering Ponderosa Pines on a high ridge located approximately 15 miles northeast of Kiowa. This pristine area is a great setting for artists and writers as well as those of us who thrill at the sight of wildlife, a star-filled sky, or the dying embers of the evening campfire. Birdlife is likely to include breeding Cassin’s Kingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting and many prairie birds. Multiple lodging options are available at Mi Tierra including tent camping, bed and breakfast accommodations, and a unique rustic yurt for an economical and unusual getaway.
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Ponderosa Forest
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact Bernie and Celia Welch at 303-621-2291 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: 51 B7
Roads of Colorado: 90 B1
Dates of Access: Open all year; hosts available 8 AM - 8 PM, contact owner prior to visit
Admission: $5/person day pass; $10 tent camping; $15 rustic accommodations; $60 in-house bed and breakfast
Restrictions: No fires when fire restrictions are in effect
Lodging: Tent camping, in-house bed and breakfast, or yurt lodging
Handicapped Access: Limited
Contact Bernie and Celia Welch at 303-621-2291
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