Carrizo Auto Tour Interpretive Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Informational kiosks for this self-guided, 180-mile tour highlights many points of interest, scenery, and amenities found on the Carrizo Unit including the Granada-Fort Union military road, Carrizo and Picture canyons, and the Aubry cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail. Roads are good when dry, but use caution if wet.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: All day
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Commercial tours required to have a special use permit. Fees vary. Contact the Forest Service office in La Junta phone 719-384-2181, for futher information.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Restrictions: No camping or overnight use. No shooting.
Closest Towns: Kim, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: USDA Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Pullout is at the intersection of Hwys 109 and 160. From La Junta, Colorado drive south on Highway 109 for 58 miles. From Springfield, Colorado drive west on Highway 160 for 58 miles.


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  Elevation : 
5650 feet