Kiowa area

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Kiowa is a rather charming town that can have wandering mountain birds in winter and migrants in spring and fall. It is also a good place to get food or other essentials. Check out hummingbird feeders around town in season. The road from Kiowa north to Bennett runs through some nice yucca habitat with breeding Cassin’s Sparrows.

County: Elbert
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Grassland/Prairie, Lowland Riparian, Yucca

Directions: Kiowa is along CO 86 seven miles east of Elizabeth. The Kiowa-Bennet road (CR 45-49) leaves from the middle of the town of Kiowa and goes north for 16.3 miles in Elbert County before entering Arapahoe County. In the north, the road goes to the town of Bennet, which is exit 304 off I-70. The crossing with Comanche Creek is 2.3 miles east of the town of Kiowa along CO 86, and the crossing with West Bijou Creek is 5 miles east of Kiowa, and 2.7 east of the first stream crossing.

Delorme: 51 B7
Roads of Colorado: 90 A1

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

Restrictions: Please respect private property
Parking: Various
Lodging: Hotel in Elizabeth

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Elevation: 6403
Latitude: 39.34659
Longitude: -104.46348

Amenities

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