Mill Creek Road

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Just east of Pagosa Springs is some of the best ponderosa pine forest in the state. Towards the end of FR 029, Williamson’s Sapsucker is the most common woodpecker, and you can also find good numbers of Virginia’s and Grace’s Warblers, Red Crossbills, and even Band-tailed Pigeons. This is the habitat in which you can find the striking Abert’s Squirrel, and it is exactly the kind of remote, lush area where you might catch a bear or a bobcat crossing the road.

County: Archuleta
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest

Directions: From US 160 just east of Pagosa Spring, head south on US 84. A quarter mile south of US 160, turn left (east) on Mill Creek Road (CR 302). A little over six miles up the road, turn right onto FR 665, then take another right in a little under three miles on FR 029. This road goes through excellent habitat, particularly near its end.

Delorme: 88 B2
Roads of Colorado: 148 C2

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

Restrictions: None
Parking: Roadside, and unpaved parking areas
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Latitude: 37.2720455
Longitude: -106.874661

Amenities

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