I just made reservations for my family to do the Forest Service guided tour of the Picket Wire Canyonlands 9/6/14.
Anyone who wants to come along is welcome but must make reservations soon. There are currently 35 slots open on this date. Each tour date is limited to 45 people.
0-5 years old - $0
6-12 years old - $7.50
13 + - $15.00
Reservation fee - $12.00
Highlights of the tour include over 1300 dinosaur footprints, petroglyphs, a rock arch, an old Spanish mission and a historic ranch house.
This trail is south of La Junta so it will be a very long day trip if leaving Saturday morning from Denver. We may be staying at a camp site in the area Friday and Saturday night but it is too early to know for sure.
Info and reservation web site: Tour Park Detail - Picket Wire Canyonlands Guided Auto Tour, Colorado - Recreation.gov
Also see TrailDamage.com for more info: TrailDamage.com - Picketwire Canyon