Vogel Canyon Hiking Trails
These hiking trails take you to the bottom of Vogel Canyon, along the top of the mesa, and through shortgrass prairie and juniper trees.
The Willow Creek Nature Trail
The Willow Creek Trail provides a unique opportunity for visitors to observe migratory birdlife, native plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish in a variety of ecosystems, including short grass prairie and riparian habitats.
Comanche National Grassland
The Comanche National Grassland includes over 440,000 acres in southeastern Colorado and offers superb opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, and more.
John Martin Reservoir State Park
John Martin Reservoir, the largest body of water in southeastern Colorado, sits like a sapphire on the plains. This state park is not only a Santa Fe National Historic Trail Site but many also consider it to be a birdwatcher's paradise with almost 400 species documented.
Canyons of Southeastern Colorado
Colorful and extensive canyons exist along the many tributaries of the Cimmaron and Purgatoire Rivers in southeastern Colorado.
Great High Prairie State Wildlife Areas
State Wildlife Areas (SWAs) are state or privately-owned lands that offer wildlife-related recreation to the public. While most activities focus on hunting and fishing, each SWA has different allowed activities based on location and available resources.
Birding on the Great High Prairie
The town of Lamar, one of the largest towns in Southeast Colorado, is also known to be one of the best birding destinations in the state.
The High Plains Snow Goose Festival
In February, when the fields and reservoirs of Southeastern Colorado turn white—not from snow but from the large white geese arriving by the thousands during their traditional migration to their winter roosts—it’s time, once again, for the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival, one of the largest birding festivals in Colorado.
Two Buttes Mountain
At 4,711 feet, Two Buttes Mountain is the highest point in Powers County.