· Longs Peak
Aliases: Saint Vrain Mountain Trailhead
A tiny mountain hamlet, Allenspark is best known for its bird feeders. Take a walk around town – both chickadees and all three nuthatches visit feeders year round. In winter, finches like Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak, and all three Rosy-finch species sometimes drop by, especially in inclement weather. In the summer, you can often pick out Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds from among the throngs of Broad-taileds. A set of feeders along Ski Road sometimes attracts Band-tailed Pigeons in summer. Keep in mind Colorado Parks and Wildlife recommends following bear aware principles when feeding birds in bear country – see the CPW website for more information.
Directions: Allenspark is south of Estes Park and northwest of Lyons on CO 7.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Lodging: National Forest campgrounds, or lodging in Allenspark or Estes Park
Handicapped Access: Good viewing from car
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Town of Allenspark: http://www.colorado.com/cities-and-towns/allenspark
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