Comanche National Grassland

Area Status: Open
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Comanche National Grassland-Prairie View

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.

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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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Amenities

Interpretive Site
Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Toilets
Parking
Accessible
Areas & Activities


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