Alder Creek Road
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
Ownership: US Forest Service
Lodging: Primitive camping inside USFS boundary
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car