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Jeremy Ranch Road -- Summit County

posted by Tim Avery at
on Friday, February 20, 2015 

Jeremy Ranch Road photo by Tim Avery


Description:
Jeremy Ranch Road is a dirt road connecting SR-65 just above East Canyon Reservoir, to Jeremy Ranch on the south end and I-80.  The road follows East Canyon Creek and provides riparian habitat along with agriculture, shrubsteppe, and Gambel's Oak woodlands.  The Summit County portion on the south end is covered here, while the northern portion in Morgan County has its own page here.

Birding:
Jeremy Ranch Road is often used as a shortcut to East Canyon from Park City, as well as a side trial for birding in East Canyon. The southern portion of Jeremy Ranch Road in Summit County is very similar to the northern half in Morgan County.  This section seems to get a lot more birders, but I have a feeling that many lists submitted to eBird are for the entire road and don't take into consideration the two counties.  In the Summit County section it is not uncommon to find WILLOW FLYCATCHER during the summer months along the river; while on the northern section in Morgan County this species seems mostly absent. During the summer one can expect to find SPOTTED SANDPIPER, DUSKY FLYCATCHER, various species of SWALLOW, HOUSE WREN, GRAY CATBIRD, YELLOW WARBLER, and GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE among other common breeders.  FOX and SONG SPARROW are both common along the river corridor as well. AMERICAN DIPPER Can be found at various points along the river, and during the winter months are often seen very close to the south end of the.  Birding is extreme easy here and can be done by car, foot, or on bike.  This makes a great morning or evening summer outing and can be covered in a couple hours quite thoroughly.  

Directions:
Take I-80 exit 141 in Jeremy Ranch and go north onto Homestead Road. Take your first left onto Rasmussen Road after getting off the interstate.  Go for .1 mile into the traffic circle and take the first right onto Jeremy Road.  From here the road heads north and turns from Jeremy Road, into East Canyon Road, then into Jeremy Ranch Road. All in all it's 8.6 miles long until SR-65--with the northern half being a separate hot spot location in Morgan County.

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