Visit the Great High Prairie and enjoy the southeastern corner of Colorado like you never expected. Prowers County has the Arkansas River, U.S. 50, and U.S. 287 bisecting it, which has always made it an important crossroads for humans and wildlife alike. Hugging the eastern border with Kansas, this is a perfect spot for road trippers to stop and really take everything in and enjoy life.
Bird lovers will want to bring binoculars to watch for winged beauties like red-bellied woodpeckers, Inca doves, and northern cardinals. Be sure to bring your camera to Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area, about 35 miles south of Lamar, and you just might see snakes, toads, lizards, raccoons, turtles, deer, or coyotes. Whether you shoot ammo or photos, hunters of all kinds will enjoy being outside in Prowers County.
Historic points of interest include the Amache Relocation Center, a World War II Japanese internment camp, and the Madonna of the Trail, a Santa Fe Trail monument. You’ll also want to stop into the Big Timbers Museum and learn about all kinds of information and artifacts focused on frontier life, the historic Dust Bowl, and the Sand Creek Massacre. Take a self-guided tour of 16 National Register of Historic Places properties and districts as you go.
Bring the family to visit Lamar and play some baseball, hit the gym, golf at Lamar’s Spreading Antlers Golf Course, skate at the skatepark, swim and slide at the pool, and play the disc golf course. Fun for days!