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Spanish Peaks Birding Trail

 

What is a Birding Trail?

 

Spanis Peaks Briding trail Map The Birding Trail links outdoor recreation sites, both public and private, into a network through a designated driving route. Each of these driving routes have a unique trail name and are composed of several watchable wildlife sites. Some trails include include hiking or walking paths or platforms where you can observe different wildlife and scenery.

Click the Map for an interactive map of The Birding Trail for Spanish Peaks Country!

 

Running the Gamut of Colorado Habitats

dusky grouse Following the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway for much of its length, and circumnavigating the stunning Spanish Peaks, this trail nearly runs the gamut of Colorado habitats. It includes landscapes as diverse as the rimrock canyons etched into the plains east of Walsenburg, the arid pinyon-juniper woods and riparian cottonwoods of Lathrop State Park, the subalpine firs and spruces on Cordova Pass, the oak-scrub hills of Bosque del Oso, and the vast open waters of Trinidad Lake. With such wildlife highlights as Dusky Grouse, Gray Jay and elk in the mountains, roadrunners and raptors in the canyons, and pronghorns and jackrabbits on the high plains, this trail offers a little bit of every reason you could come to Spanish Peaks Country, Colorado. roadrunner
canjay raptor
elk jackrabbit

 

pronghorn

The Colorado Birding Trails link outdoor recreation sites, both public and private, into a network through a designated driving route. Each of these driving routes have a unique trail name and are composed of several watchable wildlife sites. Some trails include include hiking or walking paths or platforms where you can observe different wildlife and scenery.

For more information on the Spanish Peaks Birding Trial and other Colorado Birding Trails, go to

http://coloradobirdingtrail.com/portfolio/spanish-peaks/