Mormon Gap

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Just outside of Rangeley, this area of sparse pinyon-juniper and desert habitat is a good place to look for species such as Say’s Phoebe, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, and Loggerhead Shrike. Rarer species possible include Scott’s Oriole and Burrowing Owl in one of the White-tailed Prairie-Dog colonies.

County: Rio Blanco
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Pinyon/Juniper Forest

Directions: Head northwest from Rangely on Hwy 64 then south on county road 21; turn around at end of pavement and return.

Delorme: 22 C1
Roads of Colorado: 48 B2

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

Restrictions: None
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some car birding

Elevation: 5500
Latitude: 40.1459
Longitude: -109.02101

Amenities

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