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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Devils Head - Douglas County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: At the top of the ridge along CO 67, the Rampart Range Road goes south to Colorado Springs. Most of the trails between CO 67 and Devils Head, due to heavy off-road vehicle usage, lack satisfactory bird watching sites. However, the trail up Devils Head (9,748 feet), restricted to foot traffic, passes through ponderosa, Douglas-fir and aspen zones with a chance for birds more typical of the higher mountains. Spectacular views over the plains temper the climb to the lookout. Look for, year-round, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, both chickadees, all three nuthatches; in summer look for Olive-sided Flycatcher, Plumbeous and Warbling vireos, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Audubon's Warbler, Western Tanager, etc.

Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Mixed Conifer Forest, Aspen Grove
Directions: From CO 67 roughly fifteen miles southwest of Sedalia, take Rampart Range Road (FR 300) south about 9 miles to trail and campground.
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