Canyon Pintado

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An area of historical importance managed by the BLM, the ‘pintado’ in the name refers to the abundant Native American petroglyphs that dot the area. A number of pullouts, with interpretive signs, dot the area long C-139. These are all fun to look at, but the best spot for birding is the Cow Canyon site, which involves driving a couple of miles off the highway and into semi-desert shrubland and pinyon-juniper woodland. Watch especially for Black-throated Sparrow, Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, and the usual suite of dry country birds. Canyon Wrens and White-throated Swifts are common on the canyon walls, and lizards and snakes are common during the summer.

County: Rio Blanco
Habitat:

Directions:

Delorme:
Roads of Colorado:

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: BLM
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None
Parking: Gravel and paved parking areas
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding and access to petroglyph view points

Elevation: 5750
Latitude: 39.92146
Longitude: -108.7431

Amenities

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