Georgia Pass Road
Aliases: Michigan Creek Campground, Teter State Wildlife Area
A pleasant backroad into the high country, the Georgia Pass Road is a good place to look for the full suite of montane passerines. Look and listen for Cordilleran and Dusky Flycatchers, Red Crossbill, Mountain Bluebird, Violet-green Swallow, Fox Sparrow (in the extensive willow carrs), Wilson’s Warbler, and more. A nighttime visit to the higher parts of the pass could produce Northern Saw-whet or, with a good deal of luck, Boreal Owls. Also look out for a diversity of mammals, butterflies, and wildflowers.
Directions: From Denver: take C-470 south to US Hwy 285. Go south on Hwy 285 for approximately 58 miles to the town of Jefferson, which is about 5 miles southwest of Kenosha Pass. From Jefferson, head northwest on CR 35. In three miles, continue northwest onto CR 54/Michigan Creek Rd. to get to Michigan Creek Campground and Georgia Pass.
Dates of Access: Open all year, Michigan Campground open from May to October
Hours: Daylight hours
Admission: Free, Camping $15 fee
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Roadside, gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Fairplay, primitive camping at Michigan Campground from May to October
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car