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Rita Blanca/Kiowa National Grassland

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Very flat, desolate, beautiful

We drove through the grasslands area recently and I was expecting to be bored stiff. I was... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
stephensX3096CP
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Asheville, North Carolina
Peaceful - but hot in July

Beautiful rolling hills. Many Pronghorn sightings as well as some unusual birds.(by the way - they... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Canuck0420
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Mountainair, NM
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25 Jul 2017
“Very flat, desolate, beautiful”
20 Jul 2017
“Peaceful - but hot in July ”
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We drove through the grasslands area recently and I was expecting to be bored stiff. I was pleasantly surprised. It's REALLY flat and nothing much is there AT ALL except a flat horizons, huge thunder clouds in the distance and grass. Grass everywhere. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rolling hills. Many Pronghorn sightings as well as some unusual birds.(by the way - they are not antelope - they are related to the giraffe) No shade for hiking so we barely got out of the car. Better to go in spring or fall...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Canuck0420
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Kiowa/Rita National Grasslands are not for everyone. If you like solitude and nature you'll find the grasslands very welcoming. From prairie dogs and Burrowing Owls to Pronghorn and Western Meadowlarks, many animals call these grasslands home. Camp for free at the Thompson Grove Campground...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank ohiobirder
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Prairie dog hunting is allowed in the Rita Blanca. I had much success up there a year ago. Due to the large amounts of rain we had this year we expected a bumper crop of prairie dogs but we'll never know. The grass was so...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Gene I
Reviewed 18 May 2016

These grasslands stretch for miles, dotted with occasional trees and derelict buildings that were once prairie homesteads. The fields are alive with birds and small mammals, as well as grassland insects. This is a place where you can wander for hours or days to your...More

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank WilloWanderers
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