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Picket Wire Canyonlands Guided Auto Tour, CO
Picket Wire Canyonlands Guided Auto TourHistoric Tour
8 hr. 00 min.
Notice:You must provide your own four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle (e.g., truck or SUVs only. All wheeled drive vehicles, ATVs and UTVs are NOT allowed) to participate in in the tour. Do you have this type of vehicle and a good spare tire?
This tour lasts eight hours. You must provide your own lunch, water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, water shoes, full tank of gas and good spare tire. Can you bring these items?Did you read the Picket Wire Canyonlands, Guided Auto Tour Safety Checklist?
Additional tour dates may be available. Call the USDA Forest Service at 719-384-2181 if you are interested in arranging a special tour date.
For a unique and unforgettable family experience, tour Picket Wire Canyonlands. Located on the Comanche National Grassland south of La Junta, Colorado, these primitive canyons are home to the largest dinosaur tracksite in North America! Guided auto tours are the easiest way to experience Picketwire Canyonlands and learn about its rich, colorful past. During the tour, knowledgeable guides will show you difficult to find dinosaur tracks, and the interesting prehistoric, historic, and natural features of the canyons. This auto tour is the only motorized access into the canyons.
Know Before You Go
A Picket Wire Canyonlands Auto Tour SAFETY CHECKLIST
All tour participants 18+ years old must read through the safety checklist. Visitors on the tour are responsible for providing their own 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. ALL WHEEL DRIVE, MINIVANS, RVs, SEDAN TYPE, ATV and UTV VEHICLES ARE NOT ALLOWED . Tours are limited to a maximum of 45 people and are conducted by a tour guide. Please meet at the Comanche National Grassland office at 8 a.m. the day of the tour. Plan for a full day; from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. You must stay with the tour group for the full duration of the tour, you may not depart early.Tours may be subject to cancellation due to adverse weather or road conditions. If a tour is cancelled for this reason, every attempt will be made to reschedule.YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
Be aware of the potential risks and to take safety precautions at all times while on the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the COMPLETE responsibility of their accompanying adults/guardians. THERE MUST BE ONE ADULT FOR EVERY 5 CHILDREN. Please do not let your children wander away from the tour.
Drinking water is not available on the tour. Bring a minimum of 2 quarts of water per person. Carry extra water in your vehicle.
Restrooms are available at the office (morning), at the dinosaur tracksite (noon), and at Rourke Ranch (last stop of the day at about. 3:30 p.m.).
Two restrooms, interpretative signage
Tour starts at the Comanche National Grassland office, please go to the front desk.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.