Vogel Canyon - Prairie Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Model, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
The Prairie Trail is a 3 mile loop that passes the ruins of an old stage coach station for the Barlow and Sanderson Stage Line, pass the ruins of an old settlement, a rock corral and natural springs, and ending in the canyon where spur trails take you to Native indian petroglyphs.
The trail was a nice hike along an old stage line and through a native sage prairie. Great open sky, nice desert scenery. Recommend doing it with the other trails at Vogel canyon. It makes a nice full day hiking the area. Some of the other trails are more spectacular, but I wouldn't miss this one either.