Clear Springs Ranch
Aliases: Hannah Ranch
Located on Fountain Creek, this spot can be a good migrant trap. Trails with interpretive signage wind through the good-sized cottonwood riparian groves that make up much of the area, and there are also some good thickets and agricultural fields. Look for Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak, Red-headed and Lewis’s Woodpeckers, and migrants, as well as deer, beaver and squirrels. Muddy creek beds can be a good place to look for animal tracks.
County: El Paso
Habitat: Lowland Riparian
Directions: From I-25 take Exit 123 and head east. Follow the signs to the parking area.
Delorme: 63 D5
Roads of Colorado: 105 F3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Restrictions: Obey all posted regulations
Lodging: Hotel in Colorado Springs
Handicapped Access: Easy walking trail