Comanche National Grassland

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Comanche National Grassland-Prairie View

The Comanche National Grassland, located in Baca, Las Animas and Otero counties southeastern Colorado.  The total land area of the Grassland is approximately 443,784 acres.

The Comanche National Grassland was created in 1960 when the federal government placed the recovered lands of the dust bowl under the management of the USDA Forest Service.  The Comanche National Grassland is managed to conserve and utilize the natural resources of grass, water and wildlife habitat and to protect prehistoric and historic areas.

The Grassland has many stories to tell, from dinosaurs roaming the ancient shoreline of a vast lake 150 million years ago to Mexican and American traders travelling the Santa Fe National Historic Trail 150 years ago.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Comanche National Grassland, Carrizo and Timpas Unit office hours:    8am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm                     Springfield: 719-523-6591 La Junta:  719-384-2181
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees NO fee required.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault toilet

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Riding

Horseback riding is allowed on the Comanche National Grassland.  Any hay or feed brought onto the Comanche National Grassland must be certified weed free.  Large groups may be required to obtain a special use permit.  Please contact your local Forest Service office for more details.

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Interpretive Site