Yampa River State Wildlife Area

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Yampa River State Wildlife Area

The riparian habitat along the Yampa River is perhaps the best in western Colorado, and this state wildlife area not far west of Steamboat is one of the better places to access it. Good trails allows thorough access; look for species such as Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Yellow Warbler, Lazuli Bunting, Yellow-breasted Chat, and others. Fields in the park often play host to Sandhill Cranes, and who knows what migration might bring!

County: Routt

Habitat: Stream, Lowland Riparian, Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: From Hayden go 6 miles west on US 40. Look for the parking area on the left (south) side of the road opposite a seasonal rest area. Also continue half a mile west to a roadside pull-out on US40 to view a heronry & cottonwood/riparian habitat.

Delorme: 25 A6, 15 D6
Roads of Colorado: 36 A3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license, or State Wildlife Area pass is required for everyone 16 or older accessing any state wildlife area or state trust lands.

Restrictions: None

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Camping at Yampa State Park, Hotels in Craig

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Latitude: 40.49796
Longitude: -107.37417

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Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
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