Peyton Place

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Peyton Place

Watching a Prairie Falcon stoop on a raft of Gadwall while several hundred low-flying Sandhill Cranes circle above on a golden September evening is only one example of a scene you might expect to see at Peyton Place. Located several miles south of the town of Karval, the ranch lies on a hillside between shortgrass prairie and sandsage breaks. The unique feature on this ranch is the ten spring-fed ponds nestled in the hillside, offering scenery and habitat remnant of the Dakota potholes region. The ponds offer some of the only permanent water for many miles and provide critical stopover sites for a number of waterfowl and shorebird species. In addition to the water features on the ranch the uplands provide hundreds of acres of unexplored country. For more information and directions, contact Dan Merewether at (719) 446-5403 or

County: Lincoln

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact Dan Merewether at (719) 446-5403 or 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: 98 B3
Roads of Colorado: 108 A2

Dates of Access: Open all year, contact owner prior to visit
Ownership: Private
Admission: $5/person for day pass

Restrictions: Contact owner

Parking: Yes
Lodging: Hotel in Hugo (40 miles), La Junta (55 miles), or Limon (55 miles)

Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 38.68552
Longitude: -103.60274

Contact Info:

Contact Dan Merewether at (719) 446-5403 or


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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