HOME Public Lands Information Center
About UsAgenciesComments
MOBILE SITE          Follow PubLndIntrpAssn on Twitter    Fire Alert for CO!CO
Login Now  |  Register (Why?)
Recreation Search
Road Conditions CO




Comanche National Grassland
Comanche National Grassland Map
The map covers the entire national grassland.... (more)
Click to Buy Best Map
Comanche National Grassland, Colorado
View Vicinity Map    Recommended Maps & Books    Share With a Friend     Contact Us About this Site

Description: This grassland mostly contains shortgrass prairie. Notable sights include a prairie chicken lek, sections of the Santa Fe Trail where wagon ruts are still visible, and the Picket Wire Canyonlands, where you can see dinosaur footprints, rock art, and traces of Spanish and American settlers, like a cemetary and an old ranch. Most recreation is dispersed but there are four developed campgrounds. They are all open year round, and feature sheltered picnic areas, and nearby barrier-free trails, but none has potable water. All but Carrizo Canyon have accessible restrooms and picnic shelters. Vogel Canyon and Timpas group offer interpretive information.

Location: South of La Junta. Main roads that cross the grasslands are US 350, CO 109, and US 160.

Address: Comanche National Grassland
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
27162 Highway 287/Box 127
Springfield, CO  81073
Phone: 719-523-6591

Season: year round

Fee: $4/ night fee in the campground

Reservations: NO
Blue Box indicates availability  White Box indicates unavailability
 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports

Services and Facilities
Blue Box indicates availability  White Box indicates unavailability  An A for Accessible indicates the service or facility is accessible to people with disabilities
 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: For more specific information about visiting the Comanche National Grasslands, visit the website.
Go ToTo National Forests

View Vicinity Map      Recommended Books and Maps

About Colorado | Weather | Road Conditions | FAQs | Links | Education
Colorado Recreation Search | Colorado Bookstore | Map Center
Home | Public Lands Interpretive Association | Agencies | Comments

Shopping Cart

top of page

Online Public Lands Information Centers are operated by the Public Lands Interpretive Association, a non-profit, educational organization, in cooperation with federal and state land management agencies.

Privacy Policy

Website and contents © 1997 - 2014 Public Lands Interpretive Association. All Rights Reserved.

Some site content management powered by CORANTO.