Lamar Loop Trail
The Lamar Loop Trail is a 6.2-mile walking and biking path that goes around the City of Lamar.
Remote and beautiful, this is among the crown jewels of southeastern Colorado.
Vogel Canyon, a tributary of the Purgatorie River Drainage, has two permanent springs located at the bottom of the canyon that support a variety of wildlife.
Step back in time and discover Plains Indians rock art and homestead remains in Picture Canyon. Keep your eyes peeled for many species of birds, including Scaled Quail, Wrens, Sparrows, and more
Picketwire Canyon is home to the largest known set of dinosaur tracks in North America, Native American rock art, early Hispanic settlements, and a historic ranch.
The east fork of Carrizo Creek flows through this small canyon graced by juniper and cottonwood trees. American Indian petroglyphs can be found along the canyon walls. A variety of wildlife, especially birds, can be seen in the early morning or before sunset.
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.