Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area
This small SWA provides good access to the Yampa River and associated riparian habitat. Look for Western Tanager, Bullock’s Oriole, American Dipper, occasional ducks, and loads of Cliff Swallows nesting under the bridge by the entrance.
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Stream
Directions: From Steamboat Springs, take US 40 south to CO 131; turn right. Go half a mile; at the curve, continue straight onto CR 14F. Parking is at the Yampa River crossing. There is a second parking area along CR 14.
Delorme: 28 A3
Roads of Colorado: 37 D4
Dates of Access: Open all year, daylight hours
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Parking: Gravel parking area
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding