Aliases: Riverside Park
This nice little town is a good home for visitors and provides all the amenities. The best birding in town is at Joe Rowell Park right off the main drag, where you can access a footpath through some very nice riparian habitat. You might find a dipper here, particularly in winter.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Lowland Riparian, Stream
Directions: From US 160 just east of Cortez, head north on CO 145. When the highway starts to descend a large hill and the town of Dolores comes into view at the bottom, pull over and walk to the west side of the highway in order to look down over the river at the ponds. Alternatively, head into town and turn left (west) on 1st Street, then left on Central Ave. to the McPhee Overlook Trailhead parking lot.
Delorme: 85 A4
Roads of Colorado: 129 E4
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Please respect private property.
Lodging: Hotels in town
» Visit the website for Dolores