· Pikes Peak
Aliases: Sentinel Point
It’s about a 1.5 mile hike to the falls along a relatively strenuous trail, but the montane forests along the way play host to many fine birds including Williamson’s Sapsucker and Red Crossbill. A spur trail from this one leads all the way up to the high Sentinel Point on Pikes Peak, where Brown-capped Rosy-Finch can occasionally be seen.
Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest; Streamside willow, Mountain Meadow
Directions: Take US 24 to the town of Divide, then turn left (south) on CO 67. Head approximately 9 miles to the summit of the pass. The parking area is on the left side (east) of the road just beyond the summit.
Delorme: 62 B2
Roads of Colorado: 104 C1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: US Forest Service
Restrictions: Hiking can be a hazardous activity; bring raingear and water, and avoid thunderstorms
Lodging: Hotel in Divide
Handicapped Access: Limited
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