Redtail Grove Natural Area
Red-tailed hawks love it, and you will too. This site connects the Mason Street Trail to Fossil Creek Trail with an underpass under U.S. Hwy 287/College Ave for safe travel.
In addition to recreational enjoyment on the trail, this natural area provides visual relief for those traveling on U.S. Hwy. 287 south of Harmony Road.
Eighty one species of birds have been seen here including its namesake, red-tailed hawks (which have nested here), ferruginous hawks, northern saw-whet owls, and yellow-bellied sapsuckers.
Trails and Directions
The Mason Street Trail/Fossil Creek Trail is the only access to the site. The nearest parking is at Mason Street park and ride (west end of Fairway Lane).
5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Activities & Events
- Free educational activities and events in June-October are listed in the Tracks & Trails booklet guide.
- Last minute activity additions, trail recomendations and events offered between November-May are in our free monthly electronic newsletter- sign up in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
- Free educational programs at Redtail Grove Natural Area are available for groups by request, call the Master Naturalist Program at 970-416-2480 or email .
- Fossil Creek Natural Areas Management Plan