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Zumwalt Prairie Preserve

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Broad vistas of old west prarie and ranch lands

Zumwalt is an easy drive from Joseph. All but the last mile on well graded gravel roads. Vast... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2019
Portland, Oregon
Pretty... with patience

This is one of the natural beauties that is amazing when you consider all of the history in the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

Zumwalt is an easy drive from Joseph. All but the last mile on well graded gravel roads. Vast vistas from the 33000 acres of grasslands. Nature Conservancy and local ranchers keep this pristine spot accessable

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Jrc4545
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the natural beauties that is amazing when you consider all of the history in the area. I will say- if you are expecting to be “entertained” by more than the gorgeous landscape and occasional cow, don’t addd this to your iten....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

Excellent gravel road. Very low risk to tires. Saw three vehicles on entire four hour drive. Remote, beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

We visited the Zumwalt Prairie on June 15, 2019. A beautiful drive but long and the type of gravel road is said to be hard on car tires. We encountered a couple changing a tire, and, as we were driving a rental car, it made...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Deena F
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Very special environment of high grass prairie. The wildflowers were beautiful on our hike on Patti's trail. There are three other hikes-people are allowed in certain areas. We got wonderful information for our 3-4 hour adventure from the Enterprise office of the Nature Conservancy.

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank susies813
Reviewed May 18, 2018

This is a window into the past, before most of the high desert prairie was converted to pasture and farmland. The roads are rough, but there is next to no traffic. Get gas before you head out there. There is wildlife around, but you have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Definitely worth the drive. There were hardly any other people on the way up there and it was perfectly serene and beautiful at the top. My favorite part of our trip!

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank tigerlilly54
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Well worth visiting. One of the only true native prairies left in the northwest. Beautiful wildflowers, wide open spaces, and the occasional wolf. Gorgeous! Go see the Zumwalt, but please respect this place. It's very special.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RickM729
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Although we enjoyed the history and information available about the Zumwalt Prairie, we were there in August after most of the wildflowers were done blooming. We would recommend going in June. If you are in the area in August, there are still abundant wildflowers in...More

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Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Linda S
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We drove here the last week of June. The grasses were still green and there was an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife to be seen. We did not do the entire loop drive as there are NO services along this route. So be sure you...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Lisa R
March 22, 2017|
Response from Deena F |
Yes, we were there on June 15, lots if wildflowers. Temp was in low 80s, no humidity so very comfortable.
Lisa R
March 22, 2017|
Response from L471AAianm |
I was there June 7th, 2014. It was warm and pleasant. There were still plenty of wildflowers and the grasses were green. Truly spectacular.