Mount Elbert Forebay
This small lake just north of the Twin Lakes is usually empty of birds, but sometimes you can find grebes, mergansers or goldeneyes here, especially in the late fall.
Directions: Follow US 24 south from Leadville about fifteen miles to its junction with CO 82. Turn right (west) onto 82, following signs for Aspen. In about four miles, turn right (north) on CR 24C. Follow the road through the campground and continue back northeast on CR 24 to the Forebay.
Delorme: 47 D7
Roads of Colorado: 86 A3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Ownership: US Bureau of Reclamation
Restrictions: Obey all rules and regulations
Lodging: Hotel in Leadville
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car