Aliases: Chautauqua Park, Flagstaff Mountain
One of the finest birding areas in Boulder, Gregory Canyon is on the edge of the city, where the foothills begin. The thick riparian tangles here support species, including Warbling Vireo, Gray Catbird, Virginia’s and MacGillivray’s Warblers, and Yellow-breasted Chat. The surrounding pine forest add Lesser Goldfinch, three species of Empidonax flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Western Tanager. The cliffs overhead are home to Canyon Wrens and a few pairs of Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. Arrive very early at this popular park in order to secure a parking spot. Note: there is a fee to park at this property.
Directions: From Denver: go west toward Boulder on US Hwy 36. Exit at Baseline Rd. and head west. Baseline Rd. will curve sharply north at the base of the foothills. Just past the curve on the west is Gregory Canyon Rd. Go south on Gregory Canyon Rd. until it ends at the parking lot.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Admission: Free; there is a parking fee
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.
Parking: Paved parking area; All park visitors whose motor vehicles are not registered in Boulder County must possess either a daily or annual permit to park
Lodging: Hotels in Boulder
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from parking lot and paved entrance road; beware of traffic.
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