Eastern Plains

Two Buttes Trail

A Wonderful Trail To See Migrants

Among Colorado birders, this area of Prowers and northern Baca Counties is nearly synonymous with migration. Isolated from each other by miles of high prairie, the city parks and cemeteries of Lamar, Granada and Holly, the woodlots and stream corridors of the private ranches in the area, and the magical canyon at Two Buttes State Wildlife Area are magnets for tired birds passing through in spring and fall. Add to this the prairie-chicken leks, the huge seasonal concentrations of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes, the pronghorns and the deer, and the subtle prairie scenery, and you’ve got a top-flight destination for naturalists of all kinds.