Eastern Plains

Mile High Trail

Capital Birding

Denver, the Mile High City, is famous as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and as the capital city of Colorado. It also has an excellent system of parks and natural areas that make it possible to find nature right in town, including nesting night-herons and Snowy Egrets, wintering Cackling Geese, and Violet-green Swallows in summer. This trail covers only the central metro area; there are so many excellent birding sites on the outskirts of Denver that we had to split them off into the Waterfowl Trail (northeast), the Castlewood Trail (southeast), the Urban Refuges Trail (southwest), and the Red Rocks Trail (west).