Martin Gap

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Just east of the town of Dinosaur a dramatic stone ‘reef’ rises out of the desert floor, separating the flatter semi-desert flats to the south from the rising and beautiful terrain that slopes up to the Yampa Canyon. Though it appears nearly impregnible, there is an opening at Martin Gap. A rough road enters this area, though you can also park nearer the highway and walk. Extensive sage flats on the southern side of the reef should be checked for Sage Sparrow and Sage Thrasher, while the thick pinyon-juniper woodland on the north side have Pinyon and Western Scrub-Jays, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Plumbeous Vireo, and Juniper Titmouse, among others. Canyon walls throughout have Canyon and Rock Wrens, and there is an outside chance of Northern Pygmy-Owl.

County: Moffat
Habitat:

Directions:

Delorme:
Roads of Colorado:

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: BLM
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: None

Elevation: 5770
Latitude: 40.25128093
Longitude: -108.7777403

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo