The southern portion of Phillips County has some sandsage habitat where Cassin’s and Lark Sparrows breed, along with Colorado’s state bird, the Lark Bunting. Small numbers of Greater Prairie-Chickens are also present, but unlikely to be seen. Along County Road 2 west of County Road 35, there is a seasonal playa that can attract ducks and shorebirds when it has water. Look out for pronghorn, as they are easy to find in the area.
Directions: From Denver: Holyoke is approximately 170 miles northeast of Denver. Take I-76 east to exit 125/US 6 at Sterling. Head east on US 6 to Holyoke. From Holyoke, go south on US 385 four miles and at CR 14, head west. Go two miles and at CR 35, head south.The Sand Hills start about two miles south of CR 14.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Lodging: Hotels in Holyoke
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car
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