The Colorado Birding Trail links outdoor recreation sites, both public and private, into a network of sites where visitors can observe birds and other wildlife. Each of these driving routes has a unique trail name and is composed of several watchable wildlife sites.
The birding trail website is your starting point for adventure. It contains a plethora of information on the
40 birding trails and 800+ sites, including interactive maps, birding basics and additional
wildlife viewing resources.
The Birding Trails are being developed in 4 phases based on regions of the state. Three phases are complete including the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest regions. We are currently working on completing the Northeast region trail.
In addition to the website, the Colorado Birding Trail also has printed guides available. You can obtain a copy at many locations in Colorado, including
all birding trail sites with a visitor center, as well as
Colorado Welcome Centers,
Colorado State Parks,
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Offices,
BLM offices and
National Park sites.
Colorado Birding Trail was made possible through a grant from
Great Outdoors Colorado which provides
Colorado Lottery funds to worthwhile projects. Additional support for the project was provided by many federal, state, and non-profit agencies.
Fresh Air Friday (Free Entry)Friday, November 24
Spend a day of thanks outside at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, where we’ll be hosting a few activities for you to get to know your park! Here at CMSP there is plenty to do to keep your mind off of those holiday sales.
Pedal the PerimeterSunday, December 3
Explore Barr Lake's nearly nine mile Lake Perimeter Trail by bicycle! Sunday afternoon is a great time in the park, and wildlife abounds!
Holiday Open HouseSaturday, December 9
We invite the community for a chance to get to know their local state park during our annual Holiday Open House with treats, activities & ranger talks.
First Day HikesMonday, January 1
Usher in the New Year with a crisp winter hike & hot cocoa!
& Mountain Goats
Deer & Elk
Select a pin point for a description of the location and wildlife viewing information. There are over 200 sites to choose from. These sites are also published on the official Map to Colorado. Order yours today (included with the Vacation Guide). Look for the brown wildlife viewing signs at (most) location destinations. Download our wildlife viewing tips and checklist to use on your next wildlife viewing adventure.