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.
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
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Lodging: Hotel in Elizabeth
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car