Unblemished plains still exist at the Comanche National Grassland, which features more than 400,000 acres of short-grass prairie, a quickly disappearing environment in the U.S.
The grassland and waterways are home to nearly 400 bird species. Throughout the year, more types of birds can be seen in this region than any other in North America. Each year, thousands of geese descend on the lakes near Lamar, and the John Martin Reservoir State Park is a hotbed for wildlife. There are bald eagles, terns and plovers to be viewed, and bass, walleye and crappie to be caught.
History buffs will appreciate a drive along the Santa Fe Trail, which once connected Missouri to New Mexico’s capital and cut through Colorado near Trinidad.
Plains of Southeast Colorado are often overlooked by travelers seeking the slopes of the Rockies or the metropolitan attractions of Denver. Although it is much quieter than those areas, Southeast Colorado offers an exciting recreational lifestyle combined with a variety of accommodation and dining choices.
Southeast Colorado is the home of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. Discover a wealth of things to see and do in the area, and enjoy Southeast Colorado's sense of community and quality of life. Visit Southeast Colorado and you'll understand why this region is Colorado's "Emerald of the Plains".
Click on any of the links to the right and explore all that Southeast Colorado has to offer. You can also scroll down to check all the Canyons and Plains Social Pages.
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