Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo
Aliases: Pueblo Nature Center
The Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo is a wonderful oasis along the Arkansas River west of Pueblo. It ishome to a visitor center with restaurant and viewing deck as well as the Pueblo Raptor Center, which rehabilitates injured birds of prey. It also has grounds that provide access to several of southeast Colorado’s natural ecosystems. The Arkansas River Trail, a paved pedestrian and bicycle trail, runs right past the Center, passing through nice riparian forest along the way, underneath cliffs where you might find Canyon Towhees and other rock-loving creatures. The Raptor Center is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. The Pueblo Bird ‘N’ Nature Fest is held at this location on the last weekend in October.
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Stream
Directions: From the intersection at US 50, drive 2.5 mi. south on Pueblo Blvd. (Rte 45) to Nature Center Rd. Turn right and drive 1.0 mi. to the nature center parking.
Delorme: 73 B5
Roads of Colorado: 121 F2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Raptor Center: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Restrictions: Obey park rules and regulations
Parking: Paved lot
Lodging: Hotel in Pueblo
Handicapped Access: Paved trail along the river