Aiken Canyon

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This Nature Conservancy reserve has some of the best pinyon-juniper habitat in the area, and can be a good place to look for specialties of that habitat, including Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, and Ash-throated Flycatcher. In addition to birds, look for reptiles and large mammals such as deer and coyote.

County: El Paso
Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest

Directions: From the North take I-25 to the South Nevada exit (exit 140B) and head south. This will turn into Highway 115. Once you have got onto South Nevada from I-25 travel approximately 15 miles to Turkey Canyon Ranch Road to the entrance of the park, which is on the west side of the road.

Delorme: 62 C3
Roads of Colorado: 105 D2-D3

Dates of Access: Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Ownership: Nature Conservancy
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Yes
Lodging: Hotel in Colorado Springs

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Elevation: 6580
Latitude: 38.61773
Longitude: -104.91168

URL: http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/colorado/preserves/art517.html

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterYes
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
Hunting
Fishing