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Picture Canyon

County Road 18, Springfield, CO
+1 719-523-6591
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You can feel the Native American presence here

My review is specifically about something you can do only twice a year, on the Spring & Fall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
409josephk
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
You Must See This Place!

Don't bypass this beautiful place. It is well worth the drive off the main drive. It is a real step... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
hd452016
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“the loop” (2 reviews)
“equinox” (3 reviews)
“cave” (4 reviews)
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County Road 18, Springfield, CO
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+1 719-523-6591
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"petroglyphs"
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"ancient"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My review is specifically about something you can do only twice a year, on the Spring & Fall equinox. Crack Cave is a 25-mile dirt road drive from Springfield, CO to Picture Canyon followed by a 1.5 mile hike to get to the location where...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Don't bypass this beautiful place. It is well worth the drive off the main drive. It is a real step back in time when Indians wintered. It also is a stopping point for pioneers on their way to California and from those on the Sante...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

It is amazing that a place with such intricate and spectacular rock formations is out here on the high plains. It is well worth the trip to see. Each little side canyon has something interesting to see. It was much more than I had expected....More

1  Thank Pablo7477
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Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nice spot to see another view of Colorado. Colorado is not only the great, Rocky mountains. Check out the flatlands..You will not be disappointed.

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed June 18, 2015

I just got back from 2 days at Picture Canyon. Is really is a beautiful area in Southern Colorado right near the Oklahoma border. The wildflowers are still blooming and makes for a really pretty hike. It is not a difficult hike for all of...More

1  Thank CO_sugarbear
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Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a wonderful time hiking through this special canyon. The petroglyphs were interesting, but shamefully there was a lot of graffiti. That being said, the park is well cared for and they seem to be doing what they can to avoid further damage. We...More

1  Thank MamaMolly
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Saw ancient pictographs, as well as modern graffiti. Not a difficult walk, though about 2 miles. Hope to return and try some of the other trails. Seeing the rock walls from the picnic area is interesting enough to make the drive on endless gravel roads...More

1  Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

You really kind of need to go out with a guide but lots of little hidden nooks and crannie in the canyonlands. Old Indian drawings on cavewalls, old coppermine and spring. On Equinox days there is a cave that the sun shines through directly on...More

2  Thank countrydoc425
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

This canyon is easily accessible by car. Restroom and picnic facilities are available. Rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs) are abundant, although many have been defaced. Crack Cave is open only on Equinox weekends, but is visable through a gate. Watch for snakes in summer! Take...More

2  Thank Galen H
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