Lewis Creek Trail
The inconspicuous road to the Lewis Creek Trailhead (FR 310) runs west through private property, but the trail gets into an area of National Forest with an interesting forest mix, including Ponderosa Pine, White Fir, Blue Spruce, Gambel Oak and pinyon-juniper habitat. Pygmy Nuthatch is abundant, and Band-tailed Pigeon has been seen here; hikers are likely to encounter pine squirrels and chipmunks, and the lucky might even see a bear. In addition, there is a cattail-choked pond on private property about halfway between the highway and the trailhead that is worth a look from the road.
Habitat: Mixed-Conifer Forest, Pond
Directions: The entrance to FR 310 is 2.2 miles south of Wetmore along CO-96, on the west wide of the road.
Delorme: 72 C2
Roads of Colorado: 120 C2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: US Forest Service
Restrictions: Road into the property is private; remain on the road
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in Wetmore or Canon City
Other Wildlife: Elk
Handicapped Access: Some car viewing and easy walking trail