Sierra Vista Interpretive Site

PSICC, Near Rocky Ford, Colorado

Sierra Vista Interpretive Site does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


For Santa Fe National Historic Trail travelers heading south, the changing horizon from plains to mountains was a major milestone on their journey. One of their guiding landmarks was the distant Spanish Peaks, which came into view along this section of the trail. A short walk up the side of a bluff will give you a commanding view of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding prairie. A view very similar to that seen by early travelers. Hikers and horseback riders can follow a 3-mile section of the Santa Fe National HistoricTrail to Timpas Picnic Area.  No bathrooms or water are available at this site.