Sarvis Creek State Wildlife Area
Aliases: Sarvis Creek Wilderness
Adjacent to Stagecoach Reservoir State Park, this day use area has good riparian habitat, with birds like Tree and Cliff Swallows, Steller’s Jay, Lazuli Bunting, Warbling Vireo, and Downy Woodpecker, among others. The Service Creek Trail leads from the wildlife area up into higher habitats with more coniferous forests, and eventually into the Sarvis Creek Wilderness. There is a high density of black bears in the area, though you would be lucky to see one. Elk and mule deer are more commonly sighted.
Habitat: Aspen Grove, Mountain Meadow, Lowland Riparian, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: The SWA is adjacent to Stagecoach Reservoir State Park. To Service Creek SWA, from the summer entrance to Stagecoach State Park, go straight past the fork to the park contact station. Follow CR 18 to the SWA entrance.
Delorme: 26 B3
Roads of Colorado: 53 D1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Parking: Gravel parking area
Handicapped Access: Limited