· Two Buttes
This working ranch boasts a suite of attractions for travelers. The unique landscape hosts many of our native prairie birds such as Mountain Plover, Scaled Quail and Cassin’s Kingbird. The ranch also boasts a high concentration of raptors including Northern Harrier, Swainson’s Hawk as well as nesting Ferruginous Hawk. Migrants have included Sandhill Crane. Arroyos, natural springs, and frontage along North Butte Creek make this a beautiful site to hike. A variety of reptiles such as collared lizards, blackcap snake, three species of horned lizards, possible leopard frogs and hog nosed snakes have been seen on the property. The owners can impart a great deal of the area’s lore, including knowledge of a site on the property where a hanging took place and are willing to give guided tours. Pronghorn, white tailed and mule deer, a variety of foxes and coyote frequent the ranch. The ranch’s livestock include rare British White cattle and Haflingers horses.
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call 719-336-0909 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: 103 B7
Roads of Colorado: 142 B2
Dates of Access: Open all year, contact owner prior to visit
Restrictions: Certain pastures may be restricted
Lodging: Rocking 7K Ranch, Hotel in Lamar or Springfield
Handicapped Access: Limited
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Please call for appointment: 719-336-0909.
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