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Pikes Peak - El Paso County
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Description: Pikes Peak stands at 14,110 feet above sea level and provides a beautiful backdrop for the Colorado Springs area. This popular tourist destination does provide for some good montane birding. There are many trails that can be hiked where typical montane species can be found. Also, Dusky Grouse, White-tailed Ptarmigan and all three Rosy-Finches can be found on the peak (Brown-capped Rosy-Finch in summer, the others in late fall and early spring.). The road up is a toll road that winds through both El Paso and Teller Counties (mostly Teller). The road up is open year-round if conditions permit. Although this is not a prime birding destination, it is well worth at least one trip up to the top.

Habitat: Mixed-Conifer Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Spruce-Fir Forest, Alpine Tundra
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Directions: From I-25 go west on Highway 24 (exit 141) approximately 9.5 miles to the Pikes Peak Toll Road exit. There are stop lights at this intersection and you will turn left and follow the signs directing you to the Pikes Peak Toll road.
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