Here in one of the driest parts of a dry state, this permanent spring-fed pond, surrounded by a small marsh and a larger wet meadow, is a major attraction for birds. Species including Sora, Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, and even Bald Eagle have nested here or nearby. The pond is on private property and can be viewed only from the road.
County: La Plata
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Marsh
Directions: From Durango go south on US 160/550. Continue south on US 550 after US 160 heads east for about 6 miles and turn right (west) on CR 214. At the bottom of the hill turn left (south) on CR 215. In about one mile after a sharp right turn there is an overlook on the right side for the pond. Scan the pond and marsh from here.
Delorme: 86 C2
Roads of Colorado: 146 C2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Private property; viewing only from road.
Lodging: Hotels in Durango
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car