Douglas Mountain is the only location in this part of Colorado where you can bird Ponderosa pine woodland. This also means it’s the only place in this part of Colorado where you can see birds like Pygmy Nuthatch and Western Bluebird. Other possible species include Williamson’s Sapsucker, Wild Turkey, Red Crossbill, and Townsend’s Solitaire.
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Forest
Directions: Douglas Mountain is reached by traveling on Highway 318 west of Maybell until reaching County Road 12 (Langley Draw). Travel west on CR 12 until it intersects with CR 10 (Douglas Mountain Blvd). Turn south on CR 10 past the small hamlet of Greystone to the intersection of CR 10 and CR 116. Turn west to continue on Douglas Mountain Blvd and explore the various habitats on the mountain. Be aware that there are extensive tracts of private property on Douglas Mountain.
Delorme: 12 D1-D2
Roads of Colorado: 33 D2, E2-E3
Dates of Access: Closed during the winter months
Lodging: Primitive camping
Handicapped Access: Limited