Amache National Historic Site is a newly designated national park unit located in the Arkansas River Valley in southeastern Colorado near the Town of Granada. The Arkansas River provides irrigation for agriculture, which was and still is, the region’s main industry. This part of Colorado is on the High Plains, an arid, windy, and sunny environment. Temperatures and conditions can be extreme in this region, with hot, arid summers that include occasional thunderstorms and tornadoes, as well as cold and snowy winters. The site is home to many thorny and spikey plants like cactus and yucca, as well as rattlesnakes.
Last updated: March 18, 2022