Vogel Canyon on the Comanche National Grassland has four hiking trails, covered picnic tables with grills, a vault toilet and horse hitches. During the 1870s, a spur off the Santa Fe Trail (Las Animas to Trinidad) was developed by the Barlow and Sanderson Mail and Stage Line. Sections of the stage coach road and ruins of the stage station can still be found. Native American Indians lived in the canyon 300-800 years ago leaving behind rock art visible on the canyon walls. Geologically scenic Vogel Canyon is a tributary of the Purgatoire River drainage. Bring your own water and dress properly for weather at this primitive area.
Hwy 50 to 109 South for 13 miles
USDA Forest Service office, 1420 E. Third
- La Junta, CO 81050
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