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."