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Comanche National Grassland

I visited two locations within the grassland--Vogel Canyon and Timpas Picnic Area.  Vogel Canyon is about 15 miles south of La Junta.  Timpas is on the highway between La Junta and Trinidad.

Vogel Canyon has several short hiking trails.  I took the Canyon Trail as far as the Westbrook Homestead which was abandoned in the 1930s.

Timpas Creek was the first source of water on the Santa Fe Trail after leaving the Arkansas River.  There is a short 1/2-mile trail past markers indicating the trail.

USFS Comanche National Grassland