Little Molas Lake

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This small lake just south of Silverton is a good spot to camp out and bird in spruce-fir woodland: species such as American Three-toed and Hairy Woodpeckers, Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, and Gray Jay are possible. During the winter months the adventurous snowshoe in to look for White-tailed Ptarmigan in the willows around the frozen lake. Pine squirrels and snowshoe hares can be found in the area.

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

Directions: From Silverton travel south on US 550 about 5 miles and turn west (right) into the Little Molas Lake campground.

Delorme: 76 C4
Roads of Colorado: 131 D2

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

Restrictions: Road closed during the winter months. Those coming from low elevations should be aware of altitude sickness. This lake sits at over 10,000 ft.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Fee camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: None

Latitude: 37.743826
Longitude: -107.710559

Amenities

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