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Wildlife Viewing Pull-off

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A short, dirt road pull-off with a viewing platform and telescope.


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7,654' 2,333 m

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This is more of a short, dirt road than anything else, but it's a must-stop for the viewing platform and telescope. If you come between the end of February and middle of March, expect other visitors, some human but mostly birds. Every year around this time, an estimated 30,000 Greater Sandhill Cranes migrate through this Wildlife Refuge from Arizona, New Mexico, and further south up to Northern Colorado, Wyoming, and around the Canadian border.

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Zander Göpfert

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Who needs a DSLR when you've got an iPhone and a telescope. The cranes concur.
Mar 7, 2017 near Monte V…, CO
Greater sandhill cranes "loaf" around mid-day in the beginning of March.
Mar 7, 2017 near Monte V…, CO
Use the telescope at the Viewing Pull-off for up-close views of the sandhill cranes.
Mar 7, 2017 near Monte V…, CO

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