Reservoirs along CO 149
Surrounded by miles of mountainous terrain with very little standing water, these small and rather nondescript ponds can attract many waterbirds in spring and fall, including various ducks, Western and Eared Grebes, Bald Eagles, and the occasional gull. Mountain Bluebirds breed in the nearby meadows, which provide grazing areas for elk, deer, and occasionally moose.
Directions: The first pond is along the west side of CR 149, 18.5 miles west of Creede. It is best scanned from CO 149. The second pond is also along CO 149, and is best scanned from FR 520, which is left off CO 149, 1.5 miles past the first reservoir.
Delorme: 78 B1
Roads of Colorado: 132 B1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Respect private property, and be careful to pull over completely out of the path of traffic.
Lodging: Hotels in Creede or Lake City
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car