Ophir Creek Road
This road runs through a variety of interesting montane habitats, including aspen groves, high riparian areas, mixed conifer forests and mountain meadows. Look for Dusky Grouse and elk during the day and listen for Flammulated and Saw-whet Owls at night.
Habitat: Aspen Grove, Streamside Willow, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Mountain Meadow
Directions: From CO 165 about six miles northwest of San Isabel, at a hairpin curve in the highway, head southwest on Ophir Creek Road (CR 400 according to Delorme; CR 360 according to Roads of Colorado).
Delorme: 72 D2
Roads of Colorado: 120 C3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: US Forest Service
Restrictions: Hiking can be a hazardous activity; bring raingear and water, and avoid thunderstorms
Lodging: Hotel in Colorado City
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car