Cedar Mountain

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If you’re based out of Craig, this mountain just to the north is probably the best place to find pinyon-juniper habitat. A variety of hiking and biking trails crisscross the mountain, and with a 4×4 you can access more remote parts as well. Any of the ‘PJ’ birds are possible, including Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, and Black-throated Gray Warbler. There are some patches of montane shrubland where Virginia’s Warbler and Lazuli Bunting, among others, can be found.

County: Moffat
Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Foothill Shrub

Directions: To reach Cedar Mountain turn north from Highway 40 (Victory Way) onto CR 7 from the west side of Craig. Travel about 6 miles on CR 7 to the turnoff (right turn) to Cedar Mountain (if you reach the CR 31 intersection, you have gone about a mile too far).

Delorme: 15 D5
Roads of Colorado: 35 E3

Dates of Access: Open all year, daylight hours
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: BLM
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: None

Elevation: 6950
Latitude: 40.56911268
Longitude: -107.6236052

Amenities

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