Dinosaur National Monument (Gates of Lodore)

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Dinosaur National Monument (Gates of Lodore)

The Gates of Lodore may be Colorado’s greatest undiscovered scenic gem. Here the Green River, already beautiful all on its own, cuts right into Diamond Mountain, creating a giant red gateway into a sheer, precipitous canyon, all surrounded by gorgeous pinyon-juniper forest. It’s a site worth coming to for the landscape alone, but luckily the birding can also be good. The drive in passes through some riparian, where species like Yellow-breasted Chat and Lazuli Bunting can be found, before coming to a campground and short trail surrounded by pinyon-juniper. Here look for Juniper Titmouse, Pinyon Jay, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Gray Flycatcher, among others. This is one of the best places in Colorado to see the cliff chipmunk, a species rare in the state.

County: Moffat

Directions:

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: National Park Service
Admission: National Parks fee

Restrictions: None

Parking: Parking areas
Lodging: Camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Good handicap accessible viewpoints, but limited birding

Elevation: 5400

Latitude: 40.72318
Longitude: -108.8875

Amenities

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