· Roaring Fork
Aspen is, perhaps, Colorado’s most famous resort town. And it shows – just about every facility you could desire is here, and it makes a good base for exploring the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen has a lot of trees planted around town, which makes it a birdy place (look especially for finches including Cassin’s), but in general the birding is better outside of town. The one exception is in the winter, when feeders around town could have various species of finches, and fruiting Crabapple and Mountain Ash trees might have waxwings, of either species.
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Spruce-Fir Forest, Foothill Shrub
Delorme: 46 A1-A3
Roads of Colorado: 68 B4-C4, 69 D4
Dates of Access: Limited access in the winter months
Restrictions: Respect private property if driving around town looking for feeders
Parking: Parking areas
Lodging: Numerous Hotels
Handicapped Access: Handicap accessible facilities; limited car birding
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