Popular Birding Places
Garfield County
  

A View from the Burr Trail    by Mia McPherson   Mia McPherson
  


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Bryce Canyon National Park

Directions: Go west from Tropic on UT 12 about 8 miles to the intersection with UT 63.  Turn left and go about 2 miles.

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Calf Creek Falls Trail  (to Lower Calf Creek Falls)

Directions: The trail head is at the upper end of the Calf Creek Recreation Area parking lot near UT 12 about 12 miles south of Boulder or 15 miles east of Escalante.

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Calf Creek Recreation Area 

Directions:  The recreation area is on UT 12 about 15 miles east of Escalante and 12 miles south of Boulder. 

Birding:  The bushes and trees around the campground area and mouth of the canyon are good for birding as well as the Calf Creek Falls Trail which take off from the parking lot a leads to the Lower Calf Creek Falls, 3 miles away.

     eBird Data:   |  Grand Staircase-Excalante NM -- Lower Calf Creek Trail-- Calf Creek CG  |
 


Cottonwood Canyon  (Kane County)

(Accessed by Cottonwood Canyon Road south of Cannonville, Garfield County,  but is actually in Kane County)


Escalante State Park  (see Wide Hollow Reservoir)

Directions: Go west from Escalante about a mile on UT 12 and turn right on the road to Wide Hollow Reservoir.  Go about 1/2 mile to the reservoir.  The State Park is adjacent to the reservoir on the northeast.

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Harris Wash

Directions: Go east form Escalante for 5 miles on UT 12 and turn right at the sign for Hole-in--the-Rock.  Go 10.4 miles on Hole-in-the-Rock Road to the sign for Harris Wash which is 5.9 miles from this intersection.

     eBird Data:  |  Grand Staircase-Escalante NM -- Harris Wash  | -- Halfway Hollow to Harris Wash |
                           |  -- Upper hole-in-the-rock Rd |
 


Highway 12

Directions: From Torrey in Wayne Co. go south on Hwy 12.  (This road goes to Boulder, Escalante, Bryce Canyon NP and ends at the intersection with Hwy 89 about 6 miles south of Panguitch).  [You can also start at the other end].

     eBird Data:   |  Boulder Mountain (Garfield Co. |  -- Overlook-- Wildcat Meadow-- Oak Creek |
             |  Lower Bown's ReservoirBoulder Town -- Anasazi SP  |  -- Main Pond |
             |  Grand Staircase-Excalante NM -- Lower Calf Creek Trail | -- Calf Creek CG  |
             |  -- Ecalante River @ Hwy 12-- Old Sheffield Rd Upper
             |  Wide Hollow ReservoirEscalante Petrified Forest SP |  ( see Bryce Canyon NP )
             |  Hwy 12 -- Red Canyon | -- Red Canyon CG  |
 


Kodachrome Basin State Park  (Kane County)

(Accessed by Cottonwood Canyon Road south of Cannonville, Garfield County,  but is actually in Kane County)

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Panguitch Lake

Directions:  Go south from Panowan about 26 miles on UT 143  (or go east then north about 13 miles from Cedar Breaks)

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Starr Springs   [Utah Birding Trails]

Directions: Go south from Hanksville about 25 miles on UT 95 and turn on UT 276 which goes to Bullfrog Marina.  Go about 18 miles and turn right on the Clay Point Road.  Starr Springs is about 4 miles down the road.

     eBird Data:   |  Henry Mtns -- Starr Springs CG  | 
 


Tropic Reservoir

Directions: Go west from Tropic about 8 miles on UT 12.  2 miles past the intersection with UT 63,  turn left on the King Creek Campground road.  Go 7 miles to Tropic Reservoir.

     eBird Data:   |  Tropic Reservoir |
 


Wide Hollow Reservoir  (see Escalante State Park)

Directions: Go west from Escalante about a mile on UT 12 and turn right on the road to Wide Hollow Reservoir.  Go about 1/2 mile to the reservoir.

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