Ophir Creek Road

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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.

County: Custer
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
Hours:
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Hiking can be a hazardous activity; bring raingear and water, and avoid thunderstorms
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotel in Colorado City

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Elevation: 8065
Latitude: 38.02818
Longitude: -105.15419

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
CampingYes
PicnicYes
HuntingYes
FishingYes