Miramonte Reservoir (Dan Noble) State Wildlife Area
When not frozen, this high-elevation reservoir can provide some excellent birding. Everything from waterfowl to loons, gulls, shorebirds and waders could be found here. The sage flats around the reservoir contain many sparrows and also harbor the secretive and endangered Gunnison Sage-Grouse, but leks are not open to the public. Mule deer can be abundant in this area.
County: San Miguel
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Marsh, Sagebrush
Directions: From Norwood drive east of town on CO 145 for nearly two miles. Turn right (south) on CR 44 Z and drive for 14 miles. At the intersection turn right (west) on CR L 40 and drive to the reservoir in three miles. The Dolores/Norwood road, also called CR 31, can take you back to Dolores from here.
Delorme: 75 A6
Roads of Colorado: 113 F3-F4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Restrictions: Be careful on the dirt roads in the area after rain or snow
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car