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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Purgatoire River , Eastern Colorado on 04/02/2010 15:07:41 MDT Print View

Starter Stub - Fee free to add

"This canyon also known at Picketwire Canyon is located south of La Junta Colorado. This beautiful unspoiled canyon is an excellent place to visit. Tucked into the cayon are ruins of old homesteads, an historic ranch, native rock art and the longest set of exposed dinosaur tracks in North America. The area is part of the Comanche National Grasslands so special conditions apply to your visit. Also, take plenty of water the temperatures in the summer can reach over 105 degrees. Tours are available from the local grasslands office by appointment. Contact them at 719.384.2181

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
No camping on 04/03/2010 19:09:57 MDT Print View

"Overnight camping is not allowed."

Oddly enough, though, my XO just told me about those dinosaur tracks a few days ago. So it does look interesting for a dayhike with the little one.

Edited by acrosome on 04/03/2010 19:11:05 MDT.

Aaron Armstrong
(traderaaron) - F

Locale: Colorado
local comment on 04/05/2010 08:20:43 MDT Print View

I'm a local.

This spring should be nice and green, it's just now starting, early-mid May should be peak for the cooler season grasses, a month later the Cholla Cactus will be in bloom. Would make a nice mountain bike trip or hike, it is about 17 miles roundtrip if you do the entire route.

And please help appreciate our environment, economy and history and work to prevent the Army and U.S. government from taking any more of it away. http://www.pinoncanyon.com/.