Morgan Bottoms

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This scenic road follows the Yampa River, with a healthy riparian corridor and wet fields on one side, and drier sage and montane shrubland on the other. Look in the wet fields for migrant Sandhill Cranes in season, as well as Great Horned Owls, Bald Eagles, and Lazuli Buntings. The shrubland can have Green-tailed Towhee, Loggerhead Shrike, Virginia’s Warbler, and occasionally Sharp-tailed Grouse. Mule deer are common to abundant in the area.

County: Routt
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Wet Meadow, Stream, Lowland Riparian

Directions: From Steamboat Springs take US 40 west to CR 70 at the Yampa River crossing (five miles east of Hayden). The Bottoms are along this road north of US 40.

Delorme: 15 D7, 16 D1
Roads of Colorado: 36 B3

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

Restrictions: Respect private property; bird from the road
Parking: Roadside parking
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Car birding

Elevation: 6410
Latitude: 40.49579
Longitude: -107.15757

Amenities

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