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Comanche National Grassland

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Address: 1420 E 3rd St, Located about 100 miles SouthEast of Pueblo, Pueblo, CO 81001-3904
Phone Number: +1 719-384-2181
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Vogel Canyon and Picture Canyon arelocated within the Grasslands and both...

Vogel Canyon and Picture Canyon arelocated within the Grasslands and both contain excellent petroglyphs.

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If you go to recreation .gov and have a 4 wheel drive, you can sign up for an all day guided auto tour. You will get to see 4 times in Colorado history. Dinosaur foot prints in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

If you go to recreation .gov and have a 4 wheel drive, you can sign up for an all day guided auto tour. You will get to see 4 times in Colorado history. Dinosaur foot prints in limestone (on both sides of the river bring extra shoes), American Indian Rock paintings, remains of a Spanish settlement and a Colorado Cattle... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I was very familiar with the grasslands, and it had been awhile since the three years I walked them for 8 miles per day. It is fascinating how the culture runs pretty much from the prehistoric paleo to the dust bowl. I don't think of the area as a wasteland, when i see it, everything is there, imagine the southern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

I've only ever seen the prairie chicken mating on videos. Seeing it in person was pretty awesome. Good place for bird/wildlife watching in general. Day trip at most.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

We drove through the grassland from La Junta. Watching the landscape change from fairly dusty, dry and barren to this unique vegetation and bluffs was amazing. Surprising amount of wildlife. Would love to return and explore further!

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Ogden, Utah
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

This is a wasteland, Trash Everywhere!!! If I was filming a documentary on desolate real estate, I would start Here! I found nothing impressive about this place! Sorry!!!

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La Junta, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

I enjoy the variety of colors in the geology, vegetation and animal habitat with ever changing skies and weather.

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Wetmore, CO.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

It's a fine view from the train between La Junta and Trinidad, CO. There are fantastic dinosaur tracks here if you hike in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

All you see is lots of shrubs and tall grass. It has it's own beauty. In Iron Springs you can see the Santa Fe Trail ruts. WATCH OUT FOR RATTLERS!!!! Not too far away is Picture Canyon. Lovely place. On the south canyon walls you will find prehistoric indian rock art. Nice place to hike around - it does get... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2011

It was 100 degrees on the July day I was here. The grasslands aren't very grassy...more like scrub and near desert. So you have to really want to visit. South of La Junta there's one area called Iron Spring where you can see Santa Fe Trail ruts...but watch out for rattlers as you walk into the desert a short distance.... More 

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