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Roberts Cordova Ranch
Aliases: Roberts Cordova Ranch (Las Animas section)
Description: This ranch adjacent to the Apishapa SWA shares much the wonderful canyon scenery, along with the predominate pinyon-juniper woodland. Cholla grassland here is of espcially high-quality, and Curve-billed Thrasher, Scaled Quail, and Greater Roadrunner occur. A small stand of cottonwoods could attract a few migrants, and the abundant rimrock had wrens and Rufous-crowned Sparrows.
Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Rimrock/Mesa, Grassland/Prairie, Cholla
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please call Tim Roberts at 719-738-2453 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. The fee for access is $10 per person per day. Please remember that this is a working ranch as well as a private residence, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits. While you are on the ranch, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the ranch or leaving trash behind.
Dates of Access: Contact owner prior to visit
Hours of Operation:
Delorme: 83 C7, 100 B1
Roads of Colorado: 138 B2-B3
Lodging: Hotel in Walsenburg
Parking: Parking lot
Restrictions or Hazards: Private property; owner may restrict access
Handicap Access: Limited
Other Wildlife: herps, Tarantulas
Attractions: Excellent scenery
Contact Information: Contact Tim Roberts at 719-738-2453 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your visit.