If you’re looking for an easy hike in the mountains near Aspen, then this is a good bet for you. It starts out in aspen forest and montane shrubland (look for Orange-crowned Warbler, Western Tanager, Red-naped Sapsucker) as well as willows (look for Fox and Lincoln’s Sparrows) before heading into nice spruce-fir woodland. Here watch for finches, including Red Crossbill, and Williamson’s Sapsucker. If you take the trail up high enough you may find higher-elevation species like American Three-toed Woodpecker and Gray Jay.
Delorme: 46 A1
Roads of Colorado: 68 B4
Dates of Access: Closed during the winter months
Ownership: US Forest Service
Restrictions: Respect private property; bird from the road
Parking: Gravel parking area
Handicapped Access: None