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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Waldo Canyon - El Paso County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Waldo Canyon features a very popular loop hiking trail through Ponderosa, scrub oak and some arid open habitats on Forest Service land west of Colorado Springs. To complete the entire 6.8-mile hiking loop would require three or four hours; bring water and sunscreen! Birds here are typical of this habitat: look for Black-headed Grosbeak, Virginia's Warbler, Spotted Towhee and the like.

Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Scrub Oak Forest, Stream
Directions: From Exit 141 off I-25 in Colorado Springs, head west on US 24 about three miles to the parking lot (signed).
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