Desert Canyon Farm Birding & Wildlife Viewing
USDA Certified Organic Farm growing perennial seed crops, lots of native pollinator habitat, small wetlands area (two ponds) with wildlife friendly garden landscape around buildings and compound. Features desert landscape garden with rare Cholla cactus that is used as a nesting site by curve-billed thrasher and other species. This site is located on the north side of Canon City along the Gold Belt Tour Byway. Unique site provides excellent birding opportunities.
Curve-billed Thrashers nest in cholla cactus in the garden in the center of the driveway. Thrashers found here, year-round. Easy to view from vehicle or driveway.
Directions: Take US 50 to Canon City, North on Raynolds Ave, Right on Field Ave. Go North approximately 1 Mile, Desert Canyon Farm is on right, well marked with a sign.
Delorme: 62 D1
Roads of Colorado: 104 B3
Dates of Access: Year-round by appointment
Non-Open Farm Day Hours:by appointment
Open Farm Days every Saturday and Sunday from last weekend of April through the end of May 9 am to 4 pm Admission during these dates and hours are free of charge.
Guided Tours $10/adult, children accompanied by paying adult and under 12 yrs. Free. Children with/adult age 12-16 $2.
Self-guided Tours by donation.
For drive-way sightings only no appointment is required, but farm walk-about tours do require an appointment.
Restrictions: Visitation by appointment only. No access to buildings or greenhouses.
Lodging: Hotels in Canon City. Camping nearby
Most parts of the farm are not handicapped accessible. Driveway viewing is.
Contact Info: For Questions contact Chris and Tammi Hartung at 719-275-0651
Drinking Fountain No
Gravel Trails Yes
Paved Trails No
Visitor Center No
Gift Shop No