Crystal River Valley

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Yet another scenic mountain valley, the Crystal River parallels CO 133 as it ascends to McClure Pass. Most of the land on the lower stretches is private, but there are numerous pullouts and some river access points that can be good birding. Along the lower parts watch for Lewis’s Woodpeckers, and higher up Townsend’s Solitaire, MacGillivray’s and Wilson’s Warblers, Fox and Lincoln’s Sparrows, and American Dipper.

County: Pitkin
Habitat: Alpine Tundra, Krummholz

Directions:

Delorme: 47 C5
Roads of Colorado: 85 F3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Private/US Forest Service
Admission: Free

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

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Latitude: 39.25777
Longitude: -107.23152

Amenities

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