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Near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Take a Closer Look...Montane Life Zone

 
 
Take a Closer Look...Montane Life Zone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. Take a Closer Look...Montane Life Zone Marker
Inscription. When artists and photographers portray Colorado’s mountainous beauty, they usually capture the classic views of evergreen forests, stands of quaking aspens, and meadows of brilliant wildflowers. The montane area above 8,000 feet contains just such views. Ponderosa pines tower over south-facing slopes an thick forests of Douglas firs blanket north-facing slopes. During the summer, Colorado’s state flower, the blue columbine is abundant in many shady glens. Almost 2000 elk in the Pikes Peak herd range through the open meadows and forests of this elevation. Other common mammals include pine squirrels, porcupines, mule deer and black bears. Listen for chickadees, flickers, blue Stellar’s jays and many other bird calls carrying on the mountain breezes.
 
Location. 38° 55.301′ N, 105° 1.549′ W. Marker is near Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pike's Peak Toll Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the Crystal Reservior Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade CO 80809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Well-traveled Water (here, next to this marker); Test Your Bird I.Q. (here, next to this marker); The Making of America's Mountain
Nature Markers at Crystal Reservoir image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
2. Nature Markers at Crystal Reservoir
(here, next to this marker); A Mountain of Many Names (here, next to this marker); Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone (here, next to this marker); Take a Closer Look...Alpine/Subalpine Life Zone (here, next to this marker); Pick a Climate (here, next to this marker); Welcome to America’s Mountain (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colorado Springs.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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