Summit Reservoir State Wildlife Area
This small reservoir usually doesn’t have much in the way of waterbirds on it, but the surrounding ponderosa woodland can be good for Grace’s Warbler, Red Crossbill, and Williamson’s Sapsucker, among others. During rainy weather, thousands of swallows can be seen skimming low over the water.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Ponderosa Forest
Directions: From the town of Mancos, located along US 160 about 15 miles east of Cortez, head north on CO 184 approximately eight miles to the lake, which is on the left (south). The surrounding land is private.
Delorme: 85 A5
Roads of Colorado: 129 E4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Parking: Gravel parking area
Handicapped Access: Handicap accessible restrooms/Some viewing from car