Old Stage Road
A long windy road that traverses through a broad elevational range, this is an excellent area to look for many mountain species. Habitat includes ponderosa, mixed conifer woodland, spruce-fir, and aspen. Look for species such as Williamson’s and Red-naped Sapsuckers, Dusky Flycatchers, Flammulated, Northern Saw-whet, and Northern Pygmy-Owls, and many others. Mammals may include chipmunks, deer and elk.
County: El Paso
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Spruce-Fir Forest, Aspen Grove
Directions: Note: Once you get to Old Broadmoor Road it can be very tricky to stay on the correct path. From the north take I-25 to the South Nevada Exit (exit 140B) make your way to Nevada Avenue. Head south on Nevada Avenue to Lake Avenue and head west to Old Broadmoor Road. Turn left at the round-about and follow Old Broadmoor Road which will turn into West Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Follow this until you come to an intersection with multiple streets that veer off in many directions. You will want to go basically straight, which is Old Stage Road. From I-25 South take the Lake Avenue exit (exit 138) and head west. When you get to Old Broadmoor Road, follow the directions above for the rest of the way.
Delorme: 62 B3
Roads of Colorado: 105 D1
Dates of Access: Open all year, weather pemitting
Restrictions: Road is winding and potentially dangerous; please respect private property
Lodging: Hotel in Colorado Springs or Victor
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car