Windy Gap Watchable Wildlife Area

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There are almost always birds on this reservoir, including several species of ducks, Canada Geese, and often some gulls or terns in migration. The water is easy to scan from the parking lot of the watchable wildlife area along US 40, which is a good place for a picnic. Viewing scopes are available to help you scan the water. Wyoming ground squirrels can be seen near the parking lot, and the reintroduced population of river otter may be rarely glimpsed along the river upstream or downstream from the reservoir.

County: Grand
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir

Directions: Windy Gap Reservoir is on the south side of US 40 at its junction with CO 125, about two miles west of Granby.

Delorme: 28 D3
Roads of Colorado: 54 C2, 55 D2

Dates of Access: May 1 - Sep 30, daylight hours
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None
Parking: Paved parking lot
Lodging: Hotels in Granby

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access:

Elevation: 7860
Latitude: 40.10621
Longitude: -105.98267

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsYes
Platform/BlindYes
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo