Rico

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This quaint mountain hamlet is tiny, but can seem bustling and trendy in the summer. You can cruise the neighborhood streets looking for seed feeders which might attract finches including rosy-finches in the winter; and in the summer, hummingbird feeders, which might attract Broad-tailed, Rufous and Calliope hummingbirds, the latter two in July and August. Swainson’s Thrush and Fox Sparrow breed in the willows right along the river in town. This is not a bad place to base yourself if you want to explore the out-of-the-way areas of eastern Dolores County.

County: Dolores
Habitat: Mixed Conifer Forest, Stream, Streamside Willow

Directions: Rico is along CO 145 between Cortez and Telluride.

Delorme: 76 C1
Roads of Colorado: 130 B2

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

Restrictions: Please respect private property.
Parking: Mostly roadside
Lodging: Hotel in town

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car or side of unpaved roads

Latitude: 37.6927729
Longitude: -108.0303502

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo