Andrews Lake

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Situated on a small bench near Molas Pass, this is the epitome of scenic mountain lakes. The lake itself is not very good for waterbirds, but the boggy willows can support Fox and Lincoln’s Sparrows, Wilson’s and MacGillivray’s Warblers, and Dusky Flycatcher, and the spruce-fir could produce Pine Grosbeak, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Red Crossbill, and more. During the winter months White-tailed Ptarmigan can be found around the lake, though you will have to snowshoe in from the highway to find them. Look in the bogs for alpine butterflies, especially in late summer.

County: San Juan
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Streamside Willow, Spruce-Fir Forest

Directions: Andrews Lake is about one mile south of Molas Pass on US 550 and about 7 miles south of Silverton.

Delorme: 76 C4
Roads of Colorado: 131 D2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Access road closed during the winter months
Parking: Paved parking area
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Latitude: 37.72829
Longitude: -107.7106

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
HuntingYes
FishingYes