Sunday, June 12, 2011

Walker State Wildlife Area, Grand Junction, Colorado


I decided to try to find a new spot nearby on the Colorado River today. One of the places I stopped was the Walker State Wildlife Area. From here, one can get a good look at the Monument and quite a few birds, as well as other types of wildlife. The Public Lands Information Center website says that this location is home to "200 species of birds (bald eagles, great blue heron, songbirds, shorebirds, owls, waterfowl), cottontail, deer, pheasant, bobcat, beaver, porcupine, coyote, gray fox and raccoon." It is a nice, scenic spot to stop for lunch if you're out for an afternoon ride.

A view of the Colorado National Monument.