Castle Creek

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Castle Creek will give you nearly everything you would find at Maroon Lake, minus the heavy traffic. While the views may not be as world famous, they certainly aren’t too shabby, and bird-wise you’ll find many of the same species. Look for MacGillivray’s Warbler, Lincoln’s and Fox Sparrows, American Dipper, Steller’s and Gray Jays, and various finch species.

County: Pitkin
Habitat: Foothill Shrub, Lowland Riparian, Spruce-Fir Forest, Aspen Grove

Directions: At the Highway 82 round-about proceed to the Castle Creek exit (south side of round-about) To the end of the valley is about 18 miles.

Delorme: 45 A7
Roads of Colorado: 84 B1-A2

Dates of Access: Closed during the winter months
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Respect private property and bird from the road in areas posted as such
Parking: Roadside and gravel parking areas
Lodging: Camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Elevation: 6710
Latitude: 39.02394
Longitude: -106.80789

Amenities

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