Activities

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Baca County Fair and Rodeo

horseThis annual fair and rodeo is held the first weekend in August.  Various competitions and entertainment go on throughout the week leading up to the Rodeo weekend.  Food, games, activities, barrel racing, team roping, 4H and FFA projects, demolition derby and red neck games are a few of things that go that week. Parade in Springfield and free BBQ at the fairgrounds on Saturday.
Baca County Fair

Birding

Baca County is home to five of the fourteen trails which make up the Colorado Birding Trail. Over 400 species of birds live in the area, with the fresh air and abundance of natural habitat.  The section of trail located in Baca County is the Comanche Trail that connects local historical sites, archeological sites and recreation where visitors can view birds and wildlife.
Colorado Birding

Hunting and Fishing

goatsBaca County, Colorado is a great place for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sporting activities. Private Hunts are available at Witcher Ranch.

Carizzo Canyon

Carrizo-Canyon-2-150x15030 miles southwest of Springfield is a Baca County wonder, Carrizo Canyon. Hidden in the middle of cattle country and a favorite site
for birders you will again find “Rock Art” Here the images left by ancient people on the canyon walls are primarily animals. This area has wildlife viewing, hiking, rock art, camping, restroom and picnic area.
Carrizzo Canyon

Picture Canyon

Picture Canyon35 miles southwest of Springfield on the Colorado/Oklahoma border is Picture Canyon with its fascinating array of “Rock Art”.  Picture Canyon is easily accessible and provides camping, a 4 mile hiking loop, bike riding and horseback riding. There are 3 areas with covered picnic tables with grills. There is a public restroom at the parking area.  The “Rock Art” left for centuries by prehistoric people by either pecking on the rock surface, which is called a petroglyph or painting on the rock surface, which is called a pictograph. The meaning of designs is unknown but the enjoyment of the experience is worth the visit. Also in the area is the Crack Cave and Balanced Rock. Within Crack Cave there are markings that were carved 1000 years ago.
Picture Canyon

Turks Pond

Turks PondTurks Pond is a small lake located at the Turks Pond SWA in extreme SE CO.
Turks Pond

Two Buttes Reservoir

jet skiBoats, jet ski’s, canoeing, camping, swimming, hunting and fishing.  There is no electricity or running water at this location.  Restrooms are available.
Two Buttes Reservoir

Springfield Golf Course

Springfield courseThis is a 9 hole course with sand greens, golf cart rental is not available. No need for a tee time, just arrive and play. Deposit your $5.00 green fee in the box by the 1st hole.

Springfield Golf Course
24933 Hwy 160
Springfield, CO 81073

Movie Theater

Capitol TheaterA historical building with newly renovated and upgraded theater to digital projection and surround sound. Concessions and fresh hot pizza available.

Capitol Theatre
1485 E. 9th Ave
Springfield, CO 81073
Phone: 719-523-0181

Pools

Campo – Renner Indoor Pool
Walnut St
719-787-2490
Mon-Sat 1:00-5:00p.m.

Springfield – Seasonal Outdoor Pool
W. 7th
719-523-4900
Open Mon-Sat, 1:00 to 6:00pm

Walsh – Seasonal Outdoor Pool
719-324-5411