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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Mi Tierra - Elbert County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Experience the tranquility and solitude of a ranch located on the high plains with a clear view of the entire Rocky Mountain front range. This working ranch is nestled in towering Ponderosa Pines on a high ridge located approximately 15 miles northeast of Kiowa. This pristine area is a great setting for artists and writers as well as those of us who thrill at the sight of wildlife, a star-filled sky, or the dying embers of the evening campfire. Birdlife is likely to include breeding Cassin's Kingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting and many prairie birds.

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Ponderosa Forest
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact Bernie and Celia Welch at 303-621-2291 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. Please remember that this is a working ranch as well as a private residence, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits. While you are on the ranch, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the ranch or leaving trash behind.
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