Quarter Circle A Ranch & Nature Trails
Before exploring our 24,000 square-foot Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building, we invite guests take a guided tour of The Brinton Museum’s Historic Ranch House and ranch outbuildings including Little Goose Creek Lodge and the historic Brinton Barn.
Once guests complete their tour of Bradford Brinton’s original ranch house and outbuildings, visitors are invited to stroll around the Brinton gardens, grounds and nature trails.
Nature Trails and Hunt for the Horned Toad OPEN during museum hours.
Hunt For The Horned Toad
The Hunt for the Horned Toad is an interactive scavenger hunt around the property of the Quarter Circle A Ranch. Ten bronze sculptures of a Horned Toad by artist Tony Hochstetler comprise the scavenger hunt. Nine of the Toad sculptures are located on the grounds of the Quarter Circle A Ranch for visitors to The Brinton Museum to find.
Brinton Nature Trail
Brinton Nature Trail is an easy, 0.7-mile, walking trail that follows The Brinton Driveway from the parking lot, north under the lane of cottonwood trees, and turns east toward Trabing Creek. Visitors will walk along a mowed grassy path with interpretive signage describing the wildlife that can be observed in the area.
Quarter Circle A Nature Trail
The Quarter Circle A Nature Trail is a primitive 2.4-mile hiking trail intended for wildlife viewing, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of the Quarter Circle A property.