Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition Viewing Site

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This private site has views of a hay meadow that is visited by Sandhill Cranes during migration, including during the Yampa Valley Crane Festival in early September. The Yampa River runs through the property with excellent waterfowl and shorebird habitat as well as a large stand of cottonwood trees. In addition to great birding opportunities, beaver and river otter are seen regularly in the area.

County: Routt
Attractions: Views of Bears Ears Mountains; Yampa River

Habitat: Riparian, Rural/Agricultural, Grassland, Feeders

Directions: From two miles east of Hayden on US Highway 40, turn north onto County Road 69. Turn north again on County Road 69A. Proceed a few hundred meters to end of road.

Delorme: 15 D7
Roads of Colorado: 36 B3

Dates of Access: Open all year; visit in spring and fall for Sandhill Crane viewing
Hours:
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please view from platform near the parking site. Do not access surrounding properties.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging:

Other Wildlife: Deer, elk, coyotes
Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Elevation: 6340
Latitude: 40.508318
Longitude: -107.204718

URL: http://www.coloradocranes.org
Contact Info: Contact Nancy Merrill at 970-276-1932.

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindYes
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
CampingNo
PicnicNo
HuntingNo
FishingNo