Staunton SP

Staunton SP

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Timpas Nature Trail, Comanche National Grassland

Timpas Nature Trail
Comanche National Grassland
Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Date Hiked:  April 25, 2009

Distance: .5 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 100ft
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service
Fee: None

Timpas Picnic Area Website (USFS)

Directions:  This trail is located along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.  From La Junta, take Hwy 350 for 13 miles Southwest and turn right into the parking area.

This short trail follows part of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.  Interpretive signs educate you about the desert plains as you walk down to Timpas Creek and back to the parking area.  The wide open feel of the plains is evident as it is serene and peaceful.  If you want to do a longer hike, you can hike along the Santa Fe Trail for 3 miles to the Sierra Vista Overlook.

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