Cameron Pass

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The legendary Cameron Pass is more famous as a night birding location than in the daytime, because it is one of the best and most accessible locations for Boreal Owls. The best time of year is March and early April, when they sing during the night (but not every night). Playing tapes of the owls’ song during the fall may also be productive. Northern Saw-whet Owl is also in the area, and porcupines often cross the road at night. If you venture up here during the daytime, you’ll find excellent spruce-fir and mixed conifer forest, with species such as Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, and finches. Moose is sometimes seen from the road, as is snowshoe hare.

County: Jackson
Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Stream

Directions: Cameron Pass is along CO 14, 31 miles east of Walden, and 59 miles west of the intersection of CO 14 with US 287 in Ted's Place (Larimer County).

Delorme: 18 D3
Roads of Colorado: 39 D3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife/US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Watch for traffic along the road
Parking: Gravel and paved parking areas
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Elevation: 10184
Latitude: 40.51479
Longitude: -105.88778

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo