This site offers over 480 acres of ungrazed shortgrass prairie. It is a new ranch being managed for conservation purposes, and currently the only domestic inhabitants are three friendly, rescued llamas. This is a good location for grassland specialities, one of the closest places to Colorado Springs where you might find Grasshopper Sparrow, Cassin’s Sparrow, and many other birds.
County: El Paso
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call 719-749-2100 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: 96 D1
Roads of Colorado: 90 C3
Dates of Access: Open all year, contact owner prior to visit
Restrictions: Private property; owner may restrict access
Lodging: Hotel in Calhan
Handicapped Access: Limited