Sunday, March 31, 2013

U.S. Forest Service to begin Spring Tours of Picket Wire Canyonlands in May

The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Spring tours begin the first Saturday of May 2013 and run through late June 2013. 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 to learn about its rich, colorful past. During the tour, knowledgeable guides will show visitors difficult to find dinosaur tracks and will point out the interesting prehistoric, historic and natural features of the Canyons.

All day tours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) are offered on Saturdays and some Sundays in May, June, September and October 2013 for a small fee. The District will also consider additional tour dates to accommodate special requests. Due to rough roads, visitors will need their own four-wheel drive vehicle.

Reservations can be made beginning April 3, 2013 by visiting the website or, by calling: 877-444-6777.

For additional information, call the U.S. Forest Service in La Junta, CO at 719-384-2181.


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