This area contains a mix of ponderosa forest and mountain meadows, with some pinyon-juniper creeping in around the edges. It’s a relatively untraveled area, and birds can be numerous; expect breeding Pine Siskin, Plumbeous Vireo, Western Tanager, and Williamson’s Sapsucker, with a chance at lower-elevation birds like Gray and Ash-throated Flycatcher also. You could find the tassel-eared Abert’s squirrel with some luck, although pine squirrels are more likely.
County: La Plata
Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: From the traffic signal in Bayfield travel east on US 160 for about two miles and turn right (south) at the sign to Saul's Creek. In less than half a mile turn left (east) on CR 527. After one mile bear right at the fork onto FR 755 (also CR 528) and go to the gate, which may be closed and locked. Cross the gate and drive or walk up the road about a half mile to the ponds on the right side.
Delorme: 87 C5
Roads of Colorado: 147 E2
Dates of Access: Roads not maintained in winter
Ownership: US Forest Service
Lodging: Primitive camping
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car