Rocky Mountains

Whitewater Trail

A Popular Destination for People of any Persuasion

Perhaps no area in Colorado offers as wide a variety of birds as the area along the Arkansas River from Pueblo up to Canon City and beyond. Famous for its whitewater rafting, the Arkansas Canyon offers an amazing variety of wildlife viewing opportunities in a spectacular setting. Here, species characteristic of the Arizona deserts meet species of the plains, the Great Basin and the high Rockies. Pueblo Reservoir is one of the best birding lakes in the state, and the area around it harbors wildlife ranging from roadrunners to tarantulas. Farther up the valley, you can find sapsuckers, tanagers and bighorn sheep. It’s not for nothing that the Arkansas Canyon is one of the most popular destinations in Colorado, for people of any persuasion!