Carrizo Canyon

Carrizo Canyon

Carrizo Canyon provides a large amount of resources in a small area. Tours to Carrizo Canyon are offered by Heritage Journey Tours and include guiding to and around the site, area history and heritage, and interpretation at the site. The canyon has water year round and a two mile hiking trail that encircles the area. The canyon also provides camping spots, restrooms, and picnic areas. Although the canyon is not deep, it is a beautiful place to watch wildlife and provides excellent birdwatching in the spring and fall. The canyon also boasts pecked style animal petroglyphs if you care to crawl around and look for them.

County Rd M
Pritchett,  CO  81064

Hours of Operation

Year Round


From Springfield go south on Hwy 287 to County Rd M (about 18 miles). On County Rd M go west about 20 miles to the Forest Service sign on the south side of the road indicating to turn into Carrizo Canyon. The campground is 2 miles down the road.

Visitor Services

Visitor Information
Picnic Area
Pet Area

Travel Tips

Make sure to fill with fuel before leaving town. Expect long distances, dirt or gravel roads and remote locations. Bring water as there is no drinking water available at the site. Summer time temps can range in the upper 90’s to 100’s, spring and fall provide milder options. Watch for snakes. For more information on Carrizo Canyon or if you want to explore the canyon on your own stop by the Forest Service Office immediately south of Springfield, CO on the east side of the road or call 719-523-6591. There you will find brochures, directions and a small gift shop.

Entrance Fees

Tours from Heritage Journey range from $25/pp to $150/pp. It is free to explore the canyon on your own.
Posted in All Heritage Attractions, Canyons, Trails, Wildlife Area.