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Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jason Bidgood email@example.com or 303-919-4591
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Meet at the Arsenal Visitors Center, 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, CO. General directions: On I-70 east, take exit 278, turn left onto Quebec St, turn right onto E 64th Ave, turn left onto Trenton St, continue onto Gateway Rd to Visitor Center.
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This trip is limited to the first 8 registrations.
On this field trip we'll explore the trails on the south side of the refuge, south of Lake Ladora. The area covered on this trip will be very similar to my field trips here last summer. The habitat is grassland with established Cottonwood trees and New Mexico Locust trees along the former farm roads and irrigation ditch. This area of the refuge was farmland before the U.S. government established the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in 1942. We'll look for raptors, sparrows and mixed flocks of of other passerines.
The trails here are well-maintained gravel that are relatively wide and level with very little elevation gain or loss. At least a portion of the trails are multi-use (open to hiking and biking). We'll be walking a loop with a short offshoot to Havana Ponds. The total distance will be about 3 miles but we'll adjust the route as necessary depending on weather and trail conditions (i.e., snow/ice). Birders of all experience levels are welcome. Bring snacks and water and dress for the weather. Binoculars and/or camera are recommended. I'll bring a scope.
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