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Seneca Reclaimed Mined Land, Former Coal Mine

This former surface coal mine was reclaimed and restored in 2007. It features an active Sharp-tailed Grouse lek with a blind for viewing in spring. Dusky Grouse can be seen in the oak brush south of the lek.

County: Routt

Attractions: Viewing blind is on the Sharp-tailed Grouse lek within 50 ft of displaying birds.

Habitat: Grassland, Aspen, Oak

Directions: Take Poplar St south in Hayden, CO toward the fairgrounds on CR 53. Turn right at stock car track and fire training facility. Travel south on CR 53 to Seneca 2W Mine entrance on the left. Travel two miles, turn right, go past the shop for a 1/2 mile and the lek is on the left approximately 50 yards from the road.

Delorme: 25 A7
Roads of Colorado: 36 B4

Dates of Access: April 10 - May 25, 5:00 AM - 8:00PM
Hours: 5:00AM - 8:00PM
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free; reservations are a must!

Restrictions: Can have up to 5 ft of snow in the month of April!

Parking: Visitors will be shown how to access the blind the day prior to viewing.
Lodging: Hotels in Craig.

Other Wildlife: Deer, elk, coyotes

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Unlimited

Elevation: 7570

Latitude: 40.3737528
Longitude: -107.243228

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Contact Info:

Contact Roy Karo at 970-276-5217 or rkaro@peabodyenergy.com


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo