Yampa River Preserve Bird Walk
June 02, 2018
Yampa River Preserve | Show Directions
- Take Interstate 70 west
- Near Silverthorne, take State Highway 9 north to Kremmling
- At Kremmling, take U.S. Highway 40 northwest to Steamboat Springs
- Drive approximately 17 miles west of Steamboat Springs; you will cross railroad tracks and then immediately cross a bridge ("5-Mile Bridge") over the Yampa River. Make an immediate left into the parking area.
Join a two-hour guided bird walk on the Yampa River Preserve, led by resident birding expert Nancy Merrill and The Yampa Valley Birding Club. Enjoy an easy walk through a globally rare cottonwood forest, home to over 150 species of migrating and nesting birds. Meet at the parking lot on highway 40, about a mile upstream from the Carpenter Ranch on the southwest side of the Yampa River. Bring binoculars, wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Contact Information: email@example.com or 970.846-9102