Six and Fifty (6 & 50) Reservoir

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Six and Fifty (6 & 50) Reservoir

Most of the time in recent years this small desert reservoir doesn’t look that impressive, but when there’s water here it can be a bird bonanza. Watch especially for shorebirds (the water here, when it is present, is almost always good for them), dabbling ducks, and the occasional heron or ibis. The semi-desert shrubland surrounding the entire area has Lark and Black-throated Sparrows, and in areas with sage, Sage Thrasher and Sage Sparrow. A few colonies of white-tailed prairie-dog here have Burrowing Owls.

County: Mesa

Habitat: Pond, Sagebrush

Directions: From Mack, drive west four miles on old Highway 6 and 50. A dirt road to the left leads to the reservoir in one quarter-mile. The water is visible from the highway.

Delorme: 42 C1
Roads of Colorado: 80 B1

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

Restrictions: None

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Elevation: 4640

Latitude: 39.24524
Longitude: -108.94806

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo
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