The small town of Eckert is ideal for migratory bird watching. When spring rounds the corner, sandhill cranes make a stop in town and herald the Eckert Crane Days. During the event, bird enthusiasts can observe these spindly and elegant creatures as they take a break from their great migration.
With Grand Mesa National Forest, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, the Sweitzer Lake State Park and Crawford State Park all within driving distance, Eckert is neighbored by a wealth of outdoor recreation options. Spend the day exploring the town or use it as a stop-off for your outdoor adventures in the area.