Manitou Lake and Trout Creek

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Aliases: Trout Creek

Manitou Lake and the adjacent Trout Creek area together comprise the finest birding spot in the county. This is a great place to find breeding Red-naped Sapsuckers and flycatchers, and many species of warbler and other landbirds migrate through in spring and fall. It is possible to see deer, elk and beaver in the area. Visitors will not be disappointed!

County: Teller
Habitat: Lake, Lowland Riparian, Streamside Willow, Ponderosa Forest

Directions: Take US 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right on CO 67 and head 7.3 miles to the Manitou Lake entrance on the right. Note that there is a $5 entry fee at Manitou Lake.

Delorme: 50 D2
Roads of Colorado: 88 C3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: USFS day use fee

Restrictions: Obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Yes
Lodging: USFS campsites nearby, or hotel in Woodland Park

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Paved bike trail

Elevation: 7735
Latitude: 39.08847
Longitude: -105.09766

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
Hunting
FishingYes