Alder Creek Road

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This road traverses the rugged foothills of the La Garita mountains, snaking through mountain meadows with scattered ponderosa and bristlecone pines. Along the creek, look in the willows for breeding Yellow Warblers and Dusky Flycatchers. The relatively open slopes and good visibility along certain parts of this drive make it a good place to look for deer and elk.

County: Rio Grande
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Mixed Conifer Forest, Stream, Streamside Willow

Directions: Head north on CO 149. Just after you cross the Rio Grande River from the town of South Fork turn right (east) on CR 15, then north on FR 610 (Alder Creek Road).

Delorme: 79 C4
Roads of Colorado: 133 E2

Dates of Access: Road not maintained in winter
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Primitive camping inside USFS boundary

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Latitude: 37.6782733
Longitude: -106.63357

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingYes
FishingYes