Directions to The Aviary & Adoption Center

Entrance to The Gabriel Foundation

Aviary and Adoption Center
39520 County Road 13
Elizabeth, CO 80107
303.629.5900

Unfortunately, if you try to use Google maps to find this address, it will take you to the wrong location. Please use the directions below.

Note: We are not always at our desks and have differing days off. Please confirm any questions about your visit and directions with us 24 hours prior to your visit. The best way to contact us is by filling out our Contact Us form.


From Denver

  • I-25 S to Ridgegate Pkwy exit
  • At exit ramp stoplight, turn left (east) and continue to S. Chambers Rd – about 2.5 miles
  • Turn right (south) on S. Chambers Rd. Go 2 miles until the road ends at a stoplight, which is Hess Rd.
  • Turn left (east) on Hess Rd. Go about 2 miles. When you pass Parker Rd, the road name will become Hilltop.
  • Continue on Hilltop past Singing Hills Rd (about 4 miles), road will soon have very sharp curve to right. Immediately after sharp curve (less than 1/4 mile), take 1st left onto Hilltop – you will see green street sign. (After turning, you’ll see Faith Baptist Church on right side of road)
  • Continue on Hilltop for about 5 miles to dead end stop sign, and turn left (north) onto County Road 13
  • Continue on CR 13, and you’ll immediately see aviary buildings, large flight cages and yellow stucco house on right. Turn into driveway between yellow stucco pillars, see Parrot Crossing/The Gabriel Foundation signage and follow drive down driveway. The yellow stucco house is a private residence, so please make sure you proceed down the slight hill on the right to aviary building complex.

OR

  • I-25 S to Ridgegate Pkwy exit
  • At exit ramp stoplight, turn left (east) and continue to S. Chambers Rd – about 2.5 miles
  • Turn right (south) on S. Chambers Rd. Go 2 miles until the road ends at a stoplight, which is Hess Rd.
  • Turn left (east) on Hess Rd. Go about 2 miles. When you pass Parker Rd, the road name will become Hilltop.
  • Continue about 4 miles to Singing Hills Road (aka 166) and turn left (east)
  • Continue 5.5 miles to stop sign at County Road 13
  • Turn right (south) on County Road 13, go 1.8 miles
  • Turn left into driveway between yellow stucco pillars, see Parrot Crossing/The Gabriel Foundation signage and follow drive down driveway. The yellow stucco house is a private residence, so please make sure you proceed down the slight hill on the right to aviary building complex.

From Colorado Springs

  • I-25 N toward Denver.
  • Exit Meadows Pkwy/Founders Pkwy, turn right and follow signs to Franktown, Hwy 86
  • Continue on Hwy 86, cross over Hwy 83 (Parker Road) and follow signs to Elizabeth
  • Continue east on Hwy 86 to County Road 13 (you will see Walmart and Safeway shopping center on right just before you reach County Road 13 stoplight)
  • Turn left (north) on County Road 13, go 5.1 miles
  • You’ll see aviary buildings, large flight cages and yellow stucco house on right. Turn into driveway between yellow stucco pillars, see Parrot Crossing/The Gabriel Foundation signage and follow drive down driveway. The yellow stucco house is a private residence, so please make sure you proceed down the slight hill on the right to aviary building complex.

This is a great time to adopt. Birds included! Did you know that funds from the CPOP and license plate fund help animal shelters specifically? Thanks to the generous CO residents who checked off a donation to this fund on their taxes, and for those who purchase a CPOP License Plate, this fund dispersed over $315,000.00 to shelters, funds ranging from $2K - $30K. These funds are specifically for veterinary/medical expenses. With your support, TGF benefitted by a $4000.00 grant from this fund. This helps us offset the cost of veterinary care for our birds, especially those from hoarding, animal control, cruelty, shelter transfers and relinquishments that are unable to provide any funding to assist TGF's veterinary costs. Thank you CO animal and bird lovers.Help prevent unwanted pet births by donating on your income tax form to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund. www.savecoloradopets.org ... See MoreSee Less

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adoption is the only way to go - I have been adopting my entire life and currently have 8 birds, 6 cats and 2 Greyhounds - all adopted as unwanted or rescues - they fill my heart and home with so much love I can't begin to explain my happiness♥

2 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Eagle scout Ryan Read gathered the other members of his troop, taught them how to make large bird toys, and made the most wonderful truck-full of bird toys you can imagine. They got a production line going and surpassed our dreams by making over 250 toys in just one day. Our flock is so grateful that Ryan chose to work with us for his Eagle Scout project and make much needed large bird enrichment. Thank you to your entire troop for all of your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

Eagle scout Ryan Read gathered the other members of his troop, taught them how to make large bird toys, and made the most wonderful truck-full of bird toys you can imagine. They got a production line going and surpassed our dreams by making over 250 toys in just one day. Our flock is so grateful that Ryan chose  to work with us for his Eagle Scout project and make much needed large bird enrichment. Thank you to your entire troop for all of your hard work!

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Wow I need to hear a lot of stories like this these days! Wonderful project and such a terrific and appreciated gift to the birds of TGF! Thank you Eagle Scouts and Ryan Read for showing what real leadership is about.

There are wonderful human beings out there. Thank you to them❤️

WONDERFUL TROOP!! So happy, made my week!

Can't wait to start hanging them up!

Thanks Eagle Scouts. Git 'er done!

That's terrific!

Awesome!

Great Job Ryan!

Way to go!

Awesome.

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3 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Attention music aficionados! Higgins would love to share his interest in jazz and blues with just the right person. Higgins is a wild caught Timneh African Grey parrot, purchased in 1983 from a now closed pet store. Wild caught Grey parrots were widely imported into the bird sales market before the Wild Bird Conservation Act went into effect in 1992. Higgins is a hoot, from the whistling with vibrato and a gravelly voice to the sounds of fingers snapping and of course his fondness for jazz and blues. Along with his taste in music Higgins now enjoys a varied diet and requests that his new home has plenty of wood to shred, toilet paper rolls and cardboard to take apart, bite by bite. Invest in Higgin's trust and you will reap the rewards!

For more information about our adoption process, please visit our website.

thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/adoption-process/
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Attention music aficionados! Higgins would love to share his interest in jazz and blues with just the right person. Higgins is a wild caught Timneh African Grey parrot, purchased in 1983 from a now closed pet store. Wild caught Grey parrots were widely imported into the bird sales market before the Wild Bird Conservation Act went into effect in 1992. Higgins is a hoot, from the whistling with vibrato and a gravelly voice to the sounds of fingers snapping and of course his fondness for jazz and blues. Along with his taste in music Higgins now enjoys a varied diet and requests that his new home has plenty of wood to shred, toilet paper rolls and cardboard to take apart, bite by bite. Invest in Higgins trust and you will reap the rewards!

For more information about our adoption process, please visit our website.

http://thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/adoption-process/

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Hope he finds a wonderful forever home! His little face is so full of personality. I thought wild caught were less likely to pluck? What is his feather problem?

Love it. I play violin for the animals at the zoo and Marvel :)

I had a wild caught B&G, my best buddy. Miss him every day. Dr.s estimate he was 40-50 at the time of his passing based on his band #. He was a rescue with an unknown history. All we had was band # and what quarantine station he came from with a approximation of what year he passed through.

Timnehs are wonderful birds. We had a wildcaught TAG years ago (had come from the shelter) that was the most loving and loyal parrot after six months of gently gaining his trust. Wish we weren't so far away...in CA.

Aww hope he gets a good home!

He's beautiful! Wish I were closer

I fell in love with his personality while volunteering. He is a wonderful little guy. Sassy too!

I think I'm in love! TAG's are the best!

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