Monte Cristo Campground

American Three-toed Woodpecker
by Paul Higgins   İPaul Higgins  (Jul 2008)

 ~ submitted by Kris Purdy

Description: Monte Cristo Campground is the only non-primitive camping area in the Monte Cristo Range. It's located at approximately 9,000 feet in elevation. The vegetation includes aspen stands, firs, limber pine, Engelmann Spruce and wildflower meadows.

Directions: Take SR-39 north and east from I-15 exit 344 in Ogden or pick it up at the intersection with SR-167 (end of Trapper's Loop) in Ogden Valley, Weber County. From Rich County, pick up SR-39 in Woodruff at the intersection with SR-16. Monte Cristo Campground is located on SR-39 at mile 47.7.

Birds: Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red Crossbill, Cassin's Finch, Purple Martin, Clark's Nutcracker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Mountain Bluebird

Other: Wander at will, listen and watch. The Three-toed Woodpeckers have been seen many years at the south end of the campground on the slope where the mature spruce is located; the birds flake the bark off the trunks in their pursuit of bark-dwelling larvae. Continue along SR-39 to mile 48.7 at the intersection with Curtis Creek Road. Watch and listen
for Purple Martins.

     eBird Data:   |  Monte Cristo Rd -- Lower  |
       (Cache Co.)  |  Monte Cristo Rd  -- MM 54  | Monte Cristo CG  | Monte Cristo Rd -- Curtis Creek Rd 

Waterfall Coming from the Upper Reservoir
by Mia McPherson   İMia MCPherson (Jul 2011)