Timpas Picnic Area, CO

US Forest Service

Timpas Picnic Area

Timpas Creek was the first source of water for Santa Fe National Historic Trail travelers after leaving the Arkansas River heading southwest. Between 1869 and 1871 the Metcalf Ranch, previously located...[more]



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From La Junta, Colorado drive southwest along Highway 350 for 16 miles. Turn right (northwest) at County Road 16.5, crossing the railroad tracks and then turn right (northeast) to the parking lot.

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