Out here on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, there are many hidden gems to visit other than just our ranch. Our guests enjoy their visits to these attractions in our neighborhood and we believe you will too!

Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Located just north of us on Calhan Highway and just south of Highway 24 in Calhan, Colorado, many of our guests see the turn off for this gem of the prairie ever before they arrive at our ranch.

With nearly four miles of trail areas, the colors, historical, geological and ecological contributions of this site will leave you in awe. From the flora and fauna of today to the signs inhabitants of this area left behind, dating back to 9,000 years ago, the site is a favorite hike for visitors and locals both.

Paint Mines Park is free to visit and open from Dawn to Dusk, year round and each season holds it’s own beauty.

Visit Paint Mines Interpretive Park Website

multi-colored layers of earth and rock can be viewed or studied at Paint Mines
There is a rainbow of colors to see at Paint Mines – often with exponential gradations depending upon the position of the sun
Photo courtesy of Hiking University’s Review at Trip Advisor

Cadillac Jacks

Located on the western edge of Calhan, Colorado, Cadillac Jacks Antique Store & RV Park provides a bevy of amenities for visitors to our area as well as an emporium of collectables, one-of-a-kind and antiques.

Given their large inventory, plan on an hour or two to browse and maybe still not see it all.

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Ramah, Colorado

Located just east of us, along Highway 24, less than 10 minute drive, be sure to visit a favorite of locals and travelers if you stay with us (day trip) or on your way east.

Ramah State Wildlife Area

Open during Daylight hours, year round, to visitors, Ramah SWA can be viewed from highway as body of water during times of moisture received.

Colorado Birding Trail website lists the Kingbird as main bird to view at Ramah SWA.

Visit Colorado State Parks & Wildlife information page for visitors to Ramah SWA for full details.

Ramah State Wildlife area is a favorite for those who enjoy wildlife, bird watching and the colors of the seasons

Simla, Colorado

Located just east of us, along Highway 24, less than 20 minute drive, there are stops our visitors enjoy too!

As you drive through or stop and spend some time, keep your eyes out for the wild turkeys that range through the town and sometimes stop traffic while they cross Highway 24.

Bailey Saddle Shop & Museum

Located just east of us off of Highway 24 in Simla, Colorado, you will find a local museum full of history spanning many regions, countries and more than a century of time.

Owners Don & Janet Bailey love to share the history of the area, the era of cowboys and wagon trains as well as the journey from horse driven world to modern conveyances. A walk through history of our area, a visit with them never disappoints!

For our Harvest Hosts member guests who bring their pets on vacation with them, but can’t stay overnight with us due to our livestock guardian dogs?

Don & Janet are Harvest Hosts who welcome pets for overnight stays and traveling.

Visit Bailey Saddle Shop & Museum Website

Harvest Host Members Can Schedule Stay Here