South River Road (CR S-112)
This road heads south from Alamosa through wet meadows and fields that can produce large numbers of wetlands birds, especially in spring. Look for waterfowl, Wilson’s Snipe, White-faced Ibis, and American Bittern. Deer and, occasionally, pronghorn feed in some of the fields. If you stop, be careful to do so in a place where you can pull entirely off the road.
Habitat: Wet Meadow
Directions: From the intersection of US 160 and State Avenue in downtown Alamosa, head south on State Avenue five blocks and turn left (east) on 10th Street. Follow 10th five blocks east to a T intersection with Old Airport Road and turn right (south). In two blocks, keep left to follow South River Road out of town.
Delorme: 90 A4
Roads of Colorado: 135 D4, 151 D1
Dates of Access: Open all year (best in spring)
Restrictions: Respect private property, and beware of traffic if you pull over.
Lodging: Hotels in Alamosa
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car.