Welcome to the Cimarron National Grassland, one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Located within Morton and Stevens Counties in southwestern Kansas, the Cimarron National Grassland manages 108,175 acres.
The Comanche National Grassland is located in Baca, Las Animas and Otero counties southeastern Colorado and mnages about 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 use 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 traveling the Santa Fe National Historic Trail 150 years ago.