· Elkhead

WFMC Gravel Pit

Just south of Craig, these gravel ponds are among the best waterbird spots in the area. While they are on private property, they can be scanned from the road, and usually have a good variety of dabblers, divers, an occasional loon or grebe, and shorebirds when the water is low. During the late fall and early winter this is a fairly regular spot to look for Barrow’s Goldeneye among the Common Goldeneyes. Bald Eagles are frequent in the area, especially along the Yampa River which borders the ponds to the north.

County: Moffat

Directions:

Dates of Access: Open all year, daylight hours
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Respect private property and bird from the road

Parking: Roadside pullout
Lodging: Hotels in Craig

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Car birding

Elevation: 6200

Latitude: 40.47789442
Longitude: -107.6125324

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo