Walker Ranch Open Space

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Walker Ranch Open Space

Aliases: Meyers Homestead trail, Gross Reservoir State Wildlife Area

This open space in the foothills above Boulder is a good place to find low-elevation mountain species like Pygmy Nuthatch, Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, and both sapsuckers. In winter, you can find flocks of Dark-eyed Juncos, including all five Colorado subspecies. Keep your eye to the sky, as Golden Eagles sometimes fly over the mountain. Black Bears and Mountain Lions are also found in this area. Be sure to stop by the Flagstaff Nature Center at the summit of Flagstaff Mountain Road.

County: Boulder

Directions: From Denver: go west toward Boulder on US Hwy 36. Exit at Baseline Rd. and head west. Continue on Baseline; it turns sharply and changes to Flagstaff Rd. The first Walker Ranch trailhead is on the west side. To reach additional trails and the historic homestead, continue south on Flagstaff Rd.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: County
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Boulder

Handicapped Access: Limited viewing from parking areas

Latitude: 39.959238
Longitude: -105.339071

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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