Birding and Hiking in Colorado
The Colorado Plains, Canyons and Rockies are home to myriad species of rare and unique birds. Come see for yourself as you hike with experts and search for more than 150 bird species.
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Program No. 4821RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Add to your birding life list in one of four beautiful Colorado locations! Discover the variety of species that call this diverse state home along the deserts and plains or above the tree lines of the Rockies. Each day, walk to different birding observation locations and enjoy field trips via hiking or van to different habitats, depending on the date. Join us on Colorado’s southeastern plains in early May, in the canyons or Rocky Mountain National Park in late May or mid-June or at Colorado State University’s Mountain Campus at Pingree Park in late June. Whether you’re a novice or experienced birder, you’ll delight in this avian adventure!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to five miles daily over varied terrain, including steep hills. Elevations of 3,500-12,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Choose your date by which birding habitat intrigues you most: La Junta, Grand Junction, Estes Park or Pingree Park.
  • Hike along river valleys and canyons to above the tree line to look for desert and high-country birds.
  • Discover how elevation affects flora and fauna and creates ideal but fragile habitats for birds and wildlife.

General Notes

Itinerary varies by date. All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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