Dome Rock State Wildlife Area
The scenery is great along the former stage road called Dome Rock Trail, and birders can find a variety of montane birds including eagles and other raptors, as well as beavers, mule deer and elk. Bighorn sheep breed in the area, and the sharp-eyed might spot them. From December through July, part of the trail system is closed to protect the sheep from disturbance.
Attractions: Self-guided interpretive trail; scenic views
Habitat: Mixed Conifer Forest, Streamside Willow, Lowland Riparian
Directions: Take US 24 to the town of Divide; turn left (south) on CO 67 and head approximately 5.75 miles to the Fourmile Road turnoff (which is not clearly marked). Pass a fish hatchery on your left as you head approximately 2 miles to a Division of Wildlife sign indicating Dome Rock. Head down a steep hill to the parking area.
Delorme: 50 B1
Roads of Colorado: 104 B1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Except as posted, dawn to dusk
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license is required for everyone 18 or older attempting to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Restrictions: No mountain bikes, motorized travel; dogs, backcountry camping, fires or rock climbing
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Divide
Handicapped Access: Limited