Grasslands Wildlife Area

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Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

A three-mile hiking trail of moderate difficulty overlooks and loops a large draw containing juniper woodland, grassland and ponds. There’s a high probability of seeing pronghorn antelope, rock and golden-mantled squirrel, chipmunks and rabbits. There’s also a possibility of seeing elk, coyote, badger, striped skunk and gray fox. Both mountain and western bluebird are found in the junipers in winter. Meadows and grasslands offer opportunities to see golden eagle, northern harrier, red-tailed hawk and other raptors.

Habitat: Grassland, juniper woodland

Seasons: All year. Birding is best in spring, summer and fall.

Location: From the traffic light in Eagar, drive west on State Highway 260 about five miles to the junction of the road to the Springerville transfer station at milepost 391.4. Follow the paved road north, then west 0.6 mile to the southwest corner of the first hill. When the road turns north again, take the dirt road to the left three miles, in a northwest direction, to a cattle guard on the fence line boundary. Cross the cattle guard and proceed a short distance to the parking area.

Access: Sunrise to sunset. Parking is at designated sites only. The road is suitable for passenger cars.

Near: Eagar or Springerville

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