Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve

Evening at Filoha Meadows

QUICK FACTS
Total acreage: 185
Year of acquisition: 1999 (Penny Hot Springs), 2001, 2003
Purchaser: Pitkin County, GOCO
Key features: Thermal bogs supporting rare plant species and firefly population, critical winter habitat for elk and bighorn sheep, elk calving habitat, historic Crystal Railroad grade, historic barn, views of Elephant Mountain and Chair Mountain, Crystal River frontage, Penny Hot Springs (publicly accessible year-round on the west side of the river). Property east of the river closed seasonally from Oct. 1 through June 30; public access in July-September, only on former railroad grade (now two-track road), accessed from gate at south end of property. Visitors must walk at Filoha; no dogs are permitted. Property closed from a half-hour before dusk to a half-hour after dawn. To reach gate, visitors may walk or bike on Dorais Way between north Redstone bridge and Filoha (no motorized vehicles). Lock bike at Filoha gate and continue on foot.
Nearest town: Redstone
 
KEY LINKS

Filoha Meadows Rare Plant Monitoring - 2021 Growing Season (2022)
Filoha Meadows Rare Plant Monitoring - 2020 Growing Season (2021)
Filoha Meadows Vegetation and Wildlife Monitoring Report (2019)
Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve Management Plan (2008)
Filoha Meadows Ecological Condition Report (2018)
Filoha Meadows - Vegetation and Stewardship (2007)

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