Pleasant Valley

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This aptly named valley provides a good alternate route when driving from Ridgway to Telluride. A good variety of forests, including mixed conifer and aspen woodlands as well as mountain meadows and some riparian groves, can be seen from the road, and a good selection of montane birds could be found here.

County: Ouray
Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Foothill Shrub, Lowland Riparian

Directions: From the west side of Ridgway, take CO 62 west a little more than one miles to CR 24A and turn north. Go one mile to CR 24, turn west. Turn left at first intersection, right at second intersection. Continue back to CO 62. CR 24 can also be accessed just south of Ridgway Reservoir.

Delorme: 66 C3
Roads of Colorado: 114 C2, 115 D2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Private property; bird from the road
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Latitude: 38.15393
Longitude: -107.853956

Amenities

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