La Plata County Road 136

· La Plata

La Plata County Road 136

This road in southwestern La Plata County provides access to the best pinyon-juniper woodland in the area. In summer, Cassin’s Kingbirds can often be found along the northern portions of the road. Look and listen for Gray Vireo, Juniper Titmouse, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Gray Flycatcher in areas where the forest approaches the road, and Sage and Black-throated Sparrows in areas with more sage. Of these birds, only the titmouse remains in winter. Lizards and snakes are also common along the road and an evening drive could produce a number of species. Much of this road passes through the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, so walking off the road is prohibited.

County: La Plata

Habitat: Pinyon/Juniper Forest, Scrub Oak Forest, Grassland/Prairie

Directions: From downtown Durango go west on US 160 about three miles and turn left (south) on Wildcat Canyon Road (CR 141). After about 8 miles CR 136 turns off to the left (southwest). The Cassin's Kingbirds are usually several miles down this road.

Delorme: 86 C1-D1
Roads of Colorado: 146 A3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Private property - bird from the road

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: None

Latitude: 37.1627972
Longitude: -108.0396251

» Explore eBird Hotspot for this site


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

Share This Watchable Wildlife Site!