Field Trips and Events

Yampa River Preserve Bird Walk

May 26, 2018
8-10 a.m.

Yampa River Preserve | Show Directions


From Denver:

  • 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 along the river through a globally rare cottonwood forest, home to over 150 nesting and migrating 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: or 970.846-9102.



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