Blanco River Road
This road heads east from US 84 south of Pagosa Springs a short distance through nice mixed-conifer forest and a little mid-elevation riparian habitat to a forest service campground. There is some aspen and Gambel oak mixed in. Look for Western Tanagers and Warbling Vireos. With great luck, you may see a weasel chase a vole through the campground.
Habitat: Mixed-Conifer Forest
Directions: From US 160 just east of Pagosa Spring, go eleven miles south on US 84, cross the second bridge across the Rio Blanco, and turn left (east) on Blanco River Road (FR 656).
Delorme: 88 C2
Roads of Colorado: 148 C2
Dates of Access: Mostly summer
Ownership: US Forest Service
Lodging: Campground (May - October)
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car; campsites not accessible