Homestead Trail

Springfield, Colorado 81073

Homestead Trail

Homestead Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Most people think of eastern Colorado as a flat, uninspiring expanse, but the south eastern corner bordering Oklahoma is full of interesting canyons, rock formations, wildlife, reptiles, birds, and human history.

The Homestead and Arch Rock Trails travel across a variety of landforms and through human history. Rock art from 2,000 years ago to the modern era is pecked and painted onto canyon walls. An equinox carving exists in a crack on a canyon wall. Remains of homesteads from the late 1800s and early 1900s dot the landscape. Hells Half Acre, a rock arch, numerous little canyons, springs, a forlorn windmill, windblown plains, prairie flowers, and juniper trees are just some of the sights you’ll see as you hike this loop. Watch for great horned owls! Dogs must be under control. Water is scarce along the trail, so bring your own."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Maryann Gaug, Revised by Sandy Heise
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"The Homestead and Arch Rock Trails travel across a variety of landforms and through human history. Rock art from 2,000 years ago to the modern era is pecked and painted onto canyon walls. An equinox carving exists in a crack on a canyon wall. Remains of homesteads from the late 1800s and early 1900s dot the landscape. Hells Half Acre, a rock arch, numerous little canyons, springs, a forlorn windmill, windblown plains, prairie flowers, and juniper trees are some sights you can see as you hike this loop. Watch for great horned owls! The trail, or lack thereof, can be challenging in spots. There’s no garbage service available here—pack it out! There is also no water, so be sure to bring your own." Read more

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Trail Information

Springfield
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8.5
Distance
570 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3-5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Comanche National Grassland, Carrizo Unit, Springfield; (719) 523-6591; www.fs.usda.gov/psicc
Local Contacts
USGS Campo SW and Tubs Springs
Local Maps

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Dec 2018