Monday, August 26, 2013

U.S. Forest Service to Begin Fall Tours of Picket Wire Canyonlands

The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Fall tours begin Sunday, September 1st and run through October 19th , 2013, and will take place on Saturdays. This year two Sunday tours (September 1st and October 13th) will also be offered.

These primitive canyons are home to the largest dinosaur track site in North America.

Guided auto tours are the easiest way to visit Picket Wire Canyonlands and learn about its rich, colorful past. During the tour, knowledgeable guides show visitors difficult to find dinosaur tracks and point out the interesting prehistoric, historic and natural features of the canyons.

All day tours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) are offered on Saturdays and selected Sundays in May, June, September and October for a small fee. Due to rough roads, visitors will need their own four-wheel drive vehicle. To make reservations go to: or call 877-444-6777.

For additional information about Picket Wire Canyonlands or the Comanche National Grassland, call the U.S. Forest Service at 719-384-2181 or visit the website.


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