Willow Creek Pass

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This pass, which exits North Park to the south, passes through good spruce-fir forest, as well as extensively beetle-killed lodgepole pine forests lower down. A smattering of willow carrs make for a good habitat mix. Look for a variety of woodpeckers, especially in the beetle killed forests, and for Fox Sparrow in the willows. Gray Jay is regular along this road, and the whole area is good for finches including Red Crossbill and Evening and Pine Grosbeaks.

County: Jackson
Habitat: Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Conifer Forest, Streamside Willow, Wet Meadow

Directions: Willow Creek Pass is along CO 125 on the Jackson/Grand county line, 32.5 miles south of Walden and 21.5 miles north of the intersection with US route 40 near Granby (Grand). Be sure to check the habitat along the side roads off 125 just north of the pass.

Delorme: 28 B2
Roads of Colorado: 38 C4

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Be careful of traffic when birding from the road
Parking: Roadside and gravel parking areas
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Elevation: 9630
Latitude: 40.35035
Longitude: -106.08975

Amenities

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