Bluestem Prairie Open Space

Things to do around Colorado Springs – Bluestem Prairie Open Space

Bluestem Prairie Open Space offers 650 acres of prairie grassland and bird watching paradise. NOTE: No dogs are allowed, due to native wildlife.

Home to over 200 bird species and several mammal species, Bluestem Prairie Open Space has become a refuge to many native wildlife and vegetation.

Located just south of the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, this land once belonged to the Banning-Lewis Ranch. Here ranchers relied primarily on rich soils and thriving grasslands to survive.

This land remains home to varied mammals such as the Pronghorn, the Black-tailed prairie dog and birds like the Red-tailed hawk, Burrowing owls and Migratory Shorebirds.

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