The Colorado Birding Trail is a network of sites where visitors can view birds and other wildlife. There are 40 birding trails and over 800 sites that provide viewing opportunities. This project was made possible by @greatoutdoorscolorado, which contributes @coloradolottery funds to meaningful projects. The Colorado Birding Trail consists of multiple partnerships with state, federal and non-profit agencies.
Learn more about the trail on our website.
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Jackson Lake is a spectacular place to visit year round and has 241 campsites to accommodate campers, trailers and tents. Anglers will stay busy fishing a variety of species such as walleye, saugeye, catfish, perch, rainbow trout, crappie and wipers. Hunters will find great waterfowl, pheasant, upland bird and archery deer opportunities. The park is located on the Central Flyway, meaning lots of migrating waterfowl and shore birds. Bird and wildlife viewing is good anytime of the year at Jackson Lake State Park.
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Tomorrow, on Veterans Day we are welcoming veterans, active members of the military and their companions with free admission to all 41 Colorado state parks. Thank you for your service. 📸: Vic Schendel #ColoradoOutdoors#VeteransDay
Feeling stuffed? It’s true that trout mostly eat insects and macroinvertebrates, but they are opportunistic feeders meaning that they certainly will act cannibalistically, eating each other. From large fish to smaller fish, they will eat their own species and others.
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Want an idea on what to do today? Visit a state park or get outside anywhere, doing anything! CPW is offering free admission to state parks today and also created an awesome scavenger hunt where you can win awesome prizes. Click the link in our bio to see the list of participating parks. Share your journey with us by using #FreshAirFridayCO . #ColoradoOutdoors
Do you know the difference between a male and female trout? Male trout have a hooked snout or “kype” on their lower jaw and tend to have a more elongated body. Females have a more rounded snout and body shape. So is this a male or female?
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They don’t get close enough to touch them. They just want to see if I have any food...which I never do...but they just want to check.
P.S.A.: Don’t try this at home. These deer walk up to me. I don’t approach them. Deer can be dangerous & do serious damage with their fast flying hooves.
How far are you willing to go for an image?
Yesterday I got up at 1 am, just so I could try to make sunrise at Chasm Lake. It sits at the foot of Long's Peak at about 12,000 feet in elevation. The lake is a little over 4 miles from the trailhead, so I figured I'd get to there in plenty of time.
I was wrong. That hike is by far the most challenging I've done yet. It might be a walk in the park for some, but not me. It took me 4 hours to get to the lake and more than once I wanted to quit so I could go back home and crawl in bed.
When I did finally get home, I chowed down on much needed food, then passed out for 3 hours. That hike whipped me and now my legs hate me.
By the way, there was an actual sunrise. It was brief, but it did happen. I'm saving that image for tomorrow though.