Pond along FR 523
A rather small farmer’s pond that is somewhat distant from the road, this body of water nonetheless attracts a good number of ducks in spring and fall, in addition to birds like Western Grebe and Wilson’s Phalarope. A spotting scope is recommended to see the birds well from the public road.
Directions: From Creede, go west on CO 149 for 6.5 miles to FR 523 (Middle Creek Rd.). Take a left onto FR 523 and go 6.5 miles, bearing right at the fork at 4 miles, to the small pond on the right.
Delorme: 78 C1
Roads of Colorado: 132 B2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Please respect private property.
Lodging: Hotels in Creede
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car.