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Bear Creek Canyon Park - El Paso County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The Bear Creek Canyon Park in El Paso County (not to be confused with the park of the same name in Jefferson County) is owned by the city of Colorado Springs, although it sits well outside the city limits. Ponderosas and other conifers dominate this steep and primitive park, which is popular with mountain bikers and other recreationalists. The rare Rydberg's variety of the golden columbine can be found here, among many other species typical of the upper foothills.

Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Mixed-Conifer Forest
Directions: From exit #141 off I-25, head west on US 24 to 21st Street and turn left. Take a right on Lower Gold Camp Road, then turn left onto Bear Creek Road and follow this road to its end.
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CBRC Records from Bear Creek Canyon Park

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
White-eyed Vireo2000-914/26/2000
Worm-eating Warbler1998-1325/1/1998
Golden-winged Warbler52-91-596/6/1990
Swainson's Warbler52-86-155/17/1986
Kentucky Warbler52-85-115/27/1985 - 5/28/1985
Pine Warbler52-80-353/9/1980