Douglas Pass

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Douglas Pass offers the only high elevation access on this trail. Luckily the road over the pass covers a wide variety of habitats, with an associated wide variety of birds. Pinyon-juniper woodland on both slopes plays host to Juniper Titmouse, Black-throated Gray Warblers, Ash-throated Flycatcher, and at night Common Poorwill, and Long-eared and Northern Saw-whet Owls. Higher up, where the forest turns to mixed conifer and aspen, look for Williamson’s and Red-naped Sapsuckers, Dusky Grouse, Green-tailed Towhee, Hermit Thrush, and Flammulated Owls at night.

County: Garfield
Habitat: Sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Aspen Grove

Directions: CO-139 runs from Grand Junction to Rangely, and Douglas Pass is the high point on this road, 35 miles north of Loma. The County line is 13 miles north of Loma.

Delorme: 32 C2-D2, 42 A2
Roads of Colorado: 64 C2-C4, 65 D3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: BLM/USFS
Admission: Free

Restrictions: If birding from the highway be careful of passing traffic
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Elevation: 7790
Latitude: 39.58984
Longitude: -108.82728

Amenities

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