· St. Vrain
Hall Ranch Open Space
The trails in this large park near Lyons rise rather steeply onto a forested ridge. On the way up, they run past dry shrubs full of Spotted Towhees, beneath bluffs where Canyon Wrens live. Townsend’s Solitaire and Steller’s Jay are often easy to find and Lazuli Bunting has been spotted here. Watch for rattlesnakes on the trails, and Golden Eagles soaring overhead. Please be aware dogs are not allowed at this property.
Directions: From I-25: exit at Hwy 66 and go west to Lyons. Go south on CO 7/St. Vrain Dr. for approximately 1.5 miles. Hall Ranch parking lot is on the west side. The best birding is at the less-popular Antelope Trailhead. To reach this trail from Lyons, continue northwest on US Hwy 36 toward Estes Park and head west onto Apple Valley Rd. At the "Y" stay to the left on Antelope Dr., which ends at the trailhead.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. No dogs allowed.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Lyons or Longmont
Handicapped Access: Limited birding from your car
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