Elbert Road and Elbert

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This road runs south of Kiowa to the town of Elbert, and has in recent years been the most reliable place near Denver for Dickcissel, and is good for other grassland and edge species. The town of Elbert itself, in the heart of Elbert County’s ponderosa country, is a small town that also contains some nice riparian habitat. Outside town, look for Pygmy Nuthatch, Steller’s Jay and Western and Mountain Bluebirds; inside town, bird the riparian areas for migrants in season.

County: Elbert
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Park/Cemetery, Grassland/Prairie, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Lowland Riparian, Grassland/Prairie

Directions: Elbert Road runs from state route 86 just west of Kiowa south to the town of Elbert and thence into El Paso county. The best section for Dickcissels is from the intersection with CO 86 to 5 miles south.

Delorme: 51 C6
Roads of Colorado: 90 A2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours:
Ownership: Municipal/Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Some of the property is private; remain on the road
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotel in Elizabeth

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Elevation: 6550
Latitude: 39.28638
Longitude: -104.50939

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
Hunting
Fishing