Huerfano County State Trust Lands and Wildlife Areas


Sunrise over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Sunrise over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Huerfano County State Trust Lands

 
Black Hawk
From Walsenburg go south on the I-25 to exit 42 - Rouse Road. Turn west and then immediately south. The road will turn west again and cross the railroad tracks. Go through the town of Pryor on CR 310 and then follow CR 312 south for 2.5 miles, stay straight ahead past the entry feature at Blackhawk Ranch approximately one-half mile to parking lot. Or, stay on CR 310 and go west to north side of property
ACRES: 1,511
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
WILDLIFE: Deer, black bear, mountain lion, pronghorn, elk, doves, rabbits, turkeys
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback only, no motorized vehicles off county roads.
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Black Mountain
From Gardner, go 1 mile west on Highway 69, turn north on USFS Rd. 634 and go 6 miles to USFS Rd. 635 (Black Mountain Road), go west 1/2 mile to access markers.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
WILDLIFE: Deer, elk, rabbits, squirrels, doves, coyote, turkeys
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback only
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Little Sheep Mountain
From Gardner, go southwest on CR 560 (Arco Road), 7 miles to property. CR 560 traverses tract from northwest corner to south side.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
WILDLIFE: Deer, bear, elk, rabbits, doves, band-tailed pigeons, turkeys
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles allowed off county road.
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Schultz Canyon
From Walsenburg take CR 330 (Ideal Road) south for 11 miles. CR 330 traverses northeast quarter of Section 31 and south half of Section 36. CR 310 enters northeast quarter of Section 31 on east side.
ACRES: 960
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
WILDLIFE: Deer, bear, mountain lion, rabbits, doves, band-tailed pigeons, turkeys
RESTRICTIONS: No vehicles allowed off county road; foot or horseback access only.
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Wolf Springs
From Gardner take Hwy. 69 7 miles west to property
ACRES: 640
OPEN: Sept.1 - May 31
HUNTING: Deer, elk
ACCESS: A Craeger Resource quad map is useful in locating access. Foot or horseback only.
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South Middle Creek
From La Veta go 1/2 mile south on Highway 12 to Indian Creek Road (USFS Road 410), then go west 11 miles. USFS Rd. 410 enters property on south side near southwest corner. Timber activity may be present.
ACRES: 585
OPEN: September 1 to May 31
HUNTING: Deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, turkeys, blue grouse
RESTRICTIONS: No vehicles allowed off roads. Foot or horseback access only.
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Blue Spring
From Gardner go west on Highway 69 for 1 mile to Forest Service Road 634. Turn north on FSR 634 and travel 13 miles to the property.
ACRES: 640
OPEN: August 15 - May 31
HUNTING: Deer, elk, mountain lion, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Foot or horseback only; hunting prohibited in safety zone along eastern boundary as posted.
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Guillermo Ranch
From Walsenburg travel 15 miles northwest on Highway 69 to Badito Junction. From Badito Junction take CR 520 south for 6 miles to Majors Ranch entrance. Then travel west 1.25 miles on CR 520.1 to southeast corner of property. CR 520.1 enters property at southeast corner and travels 3 miles west across property to west boundary.
ACRES: 2,118
OPEN: September 1 - February 28
WILDLIFE: Pronghorn, dove, rabbit, coyote
RESTRICTIONS: No motor vehicles off designated roads.
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Manzanares Creek
Go south of Redwing on CR 570 to CR 576, then go west to CR 575, then go south and road curves west to BLM land.
ACRES: 1,420
OPEN: August 15 to May 31
HUNTING: Deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, turkey, small game
RESTRICTIONS: Motor vehicles on designated roads only; no campfires; foot or horseback access only.

 

Huerfano County State Wildlife Areas

 
Huerfano
From Gardner go 13 miles west on CR 580. This is a beautiful area in the aspens with the Huerfano River flowing through the middle. Access is pretty good, the fishing looks excellent.
ACRES: 544
HUNTING: Rabbits, deer, doves, elk
FISHING: cold water stream
RECREATION: Hiking, camping, wildlife observation
FACILITIES: Rest rooms, picnic tables

 
The West Spanish Peak from near Bear Lake
The West Spanish Peak from near Bear Lake
 

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