· Kingbird

Ridge Road (CR 99 and CR 101)

This scenic road is an excellent place to look for Cassin’s Kingbird, as well as other grassland species amid the yucca covered hills. Some ponderosa groves can provide Mountain and Western Bluebirds. Coyotes and foxes may be seen hunting in the grassy areas.

County: Elbert

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Ponderosa Forest

Directions: From Kiowa, go 13.5 miles east on state route 86 to CR 93 (which is 22.5 miles west of the intersection of 86 and I-70). Turn left (north) onto CR 93 and go 2 miles and take a right onto CR 122. Go 1.6 miles to Ridge Road on the left. Ridge Road goes a little over 7.5 miles to a 'T' with CRs 150 and 101, and continues right (east and then north) as CR 101 for an additional 13 miles to the Arapahoe county line. The best birding is from the intersection with CO 86 north to the intersection with CR 166, in 11 miles.

Delorme: 96 C1
Roads of Colorado: 90 C1, 74 C3-C4

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

Restrictions: Private property; remain on the road

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotel in Elizabeth

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Elevation: 6250

Latitude: 39.35584
Longitude: -104.21466


Drinking FountainNo
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Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo