Greenwood Road, which runs a residential loop off CO 96, is a public road through private land. It runs through some excellent Ponderosa Pine forest with Gambel Oak understory, and Narrowleaf Cottonwood along Hardscrabble Creek. Look for species such as Evening Grosbeak and Cassin’s Finch. A spur off this road (FR 388) passes through a good deal more of the same habitat, as well as a recent burn.
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Urban/Suburban, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Scrub Oak Forest
Directions: Greenwood Road loops for 2 miles east of CO-96, with the northern entrance 1.7 miles south of Wetmore, and the southern entrance 2.7 miles south of Wetmore. FR 388 takes off to the east 1 mile along Greenwood Road from the north.
Delorme: 72 C2
Roads of Colorado: 120 C2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Private property; remain on the road
Lodging: Hotel in Wetmore or Canon City
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car