Raincrow Farm – named for the Yellow-billed Cuckoo – is located near Paonia in the beautiful North Fork of the Gunnison River valley. Some of the peaks of the West Elk Mountains are visible from the farm (especially Mount Lamborn and Mount Gunnison). The farm grows vegetables, herbs, and flowers without the use of chemicals or petroleum-based fertilizers. 154 bird species have been seen or heard on the farm since April 2005 including the Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Rain Crow). Owner is an avid birder and knows his stuff!
Attractions: Organic family farm. Produce, chickens, goats.
Directions: From Paonia, take Matthews Road 1-2 miles southwest past soccer fields and Chaco factory to rodeo grounds. Turn right onto Lund Road just before railroad tracks.
Delorme: 57 B5
Roads of Colorado: 91 E4
Dates of Access: By appointment, please call
Hours: By appointment, please call
Admission: Donation accepted
Lodging: There is a primitive cabin which may be available (March-April & October). Please call to inquire about availability. The cabin has a small wood-burning stove, propane stove, composting toilet, and sleeping loft (no running water or electricity).
Handicapped Access: No
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