Pearl Lake State Park
One of the most remote state parks in the state is also one of the most beautiful. Surrounded by gorgeous coniferous forests, it is a good place to look for species such as Olive-sided Flycatcher, Pine Grosbeak, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and, if you’re lucky, Dusky Grouse in the evergreen forest. Red-naped Sapsucker and Flammulated Owl nest in the aspen woodlands. Sandhill Cranes can sometimes be found in montane meadows nearby. Tiger salamanders and striped chorus frogs can be seen in the wet areas.
Habitat: Mixed Conifer Forest, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Aspen Grove, Mountain Meadow
Directions: From Steamboat Springs, take US 40 to CO 129; proceed north on CO 129 past Clark over Willow Pass and turn right on CR 200. Follow signs to the park.
Delorme: 16 B2-B3
Roads of Colorado: 37 D1
Dates of Access: Closed during the winter months
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: State Parks Pass
Parking: Gravel parking areas
Handicapped Access: Some car birding