Hot Sulphur Springs
Aliases: Pioneer Park
This is the county seat of Grand County, named for the springs that are now the focus of a resort in town, but it is much smaller than Granby or Kremmling. The biggest attraction for wildlife watchers is Pioneer Park, a mile-long stretch of mature cottonwood forest along the Colorado River in town. Although it can be busy with people, this is a wonderful place to look for birds from spring through fall, including colorful Bullock’s Orioles, Lazuli Buntings, and Yellow Warblers. River Otters are in the area, but they are rarely seen. The park offers free primitive campsites from Memorial Day through late fall, including pit toilets. There is public drinking water at the east end of the bridge.
Habitat: Urban/Suburban; Lowland Riparian; Stream; Cliff Face; Streamside Willow
Directions: Hot Sulphur Springs is on US Highway 40 between Kremmling and Granby. To get to Pioneer Park, follow the signs to the Hot Sulphur Springs resort; to get to the resort you must drive through the park.
Delorme: 28 D2
Roads of Colorado: 54 C3
Dates of Access: Camping spring-fall
Lodging: Hotels; free primitive camping
Handicapped Access: Mostly birding from car