Birding Spots of Colorado


Ice Lake

In Buena Vista, travel North on Highway 24 to Crossman Avenue.
Turn left on Crossman Avenue and drive 0.5 miles to Teal Run Road.
Turn right on Teal Run Road and drive to Lakeside Preserve.
DeLorme 60:B2
Roads of Colorado 110:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 87:F9
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Independence Pass

From Leadville travel approx. 14.0 miles South on Highway 24 to Hwy 82.
Drive approx. 15.0 miles West on Hwy 82 to Summit of Pass.
DeLorme 47:D5
Roads of Colorado 93:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 86:C4
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IL Road

From Interstate 25 in Pueblo, take Hwy 50, exit 100
Travel approx. 19.0 miles east on Hwy 50 to IL Road (CR 601)
DeLorme 98:D1
Roads of Colorado 130:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:F5
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Indian Creek Road

From Walsenburg, Main Street & 330 Road (Ideal Road),
Drive south on 330 Road to Cemetery on East side.
From here, drive approx. 10.5 miles south on 330 Road.
(Grace's Warblers were found on east side of road in 2003 & 2010,
look to tall Ponderosa Pines).

Continuing South for 0.2 miles you reach Schultz Wildlife Management Area.
0.2 miles further you reach "Y" Intersection.
Left fork is 310 Road; Hepatic Tanagers seen at Santa Elena Creek.
DeLorme 68:B1
Roads of Colorado 145:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:H11
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Indian Creek Road

From Rio Grande Avenue and Highway 50 in Gunnison,
take Highway 50 approximately 8.3 miles West to Highway 149.
Drive South approx. 20.6 miles on Hwy 149 to County Road 58 (Indian Creek Road).

To search for Grace's Warblers 6/14:
Look near the first cattle guard about 1.4 miles from Hwy 149.
DeLorme 68:B1
Roads of Colorado 124:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:F9
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Industrial Pond; Cortez

Leaving Cortez by driving north on US 491 (hwy 666),
turn right onto Rd 25 (also called Lebanon Road),
then right on Industrial Road.

Coming from the north, turn left (east) on Road N
and then left on Industrial Road after crossing Rd 25.
DeLorme 84:A3
Roads of Colorado 137:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 120:C6
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Inverness Drive East

From Interstate 25, take County Line Road Exit 195.
Drive East on County Line Road to Inverness Drive East.
Travel North and East on Inverness Drive East around Golf Course.

To reach a small pond with a good assortment of waterfowl.
Take County Line Road to Inverness Drive South and turn right,
Turn left on Inverness Way South and continue around
to parking area for ball fields (Douglas County).
Then walk south about a block to small pond at south end
of fields. (Just east of the tennis club).
DeLorme 40:D3
Roads of Colorado 81:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:E11
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Ireland Reservoir

From Interstate 76, take Hudson Exit 31.
Drive East approximately 2.4 miles on Highway 52 to Weld County Road 49.
Travel North approx. 0.6 miles on CR 49 to Ireland Reservoir #5.

Travel South on CR 49 to CR 10, then east to Ireland Reservoir #1
DeLorme 31:D6
Roads of Colorado 65:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:E2
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Ish Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Highway 66 Exit 243
Drive West, 6.5 miles to Highway 287 and turn North
Travel North on hwy 287, 3.0 miles to Yellowstone Road
Turn Right (East) and drive 1.0 miles to 115th Street.
Turn (Left) (North) and follow 115th Street to Reservoir.
N 40 15.266 W 105 04.863 Elev: 5160'
DeLorme 30:B2
Roads of Colorado 64:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:C8
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Island Grove Park

From the US 85 Business Route in north Greeley,
turn west on 3rd Street and follow it west
half a mile to a T intersection with 14th Avenue.
Turn right (north) on 14th and follow it to the park entrance.

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 (Exit 257) West toward Greeley
Take Hwy 34 bypass, right fork)
Turn North on 14th Avenue
Park is a little over 1.0 miles North.
DeLorme 31:A5
Roads of Colorado 41:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A12
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Ismay Trading Post & Road J Bridge

From Cortez, drive south on Highway 160 to CR G.
At Stoplight, turn west on CR G into the Canyon.
Road J Bridge is approx. 7.0 miles west of Hwy 160.
Ismay Trading Post is approx. 23.0 miles west of Hwy 160.
(Look for Black Phoebe at Road J bridge).
DeLorme 84:B2
Roads of Colorado 152:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 120:D1
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Ivanhoe Lake

From the South end of Leadville along Highway 24,
Take McWethy Drive approximately 0.6 miles North to Turquoise Lake Road.
Travel West on Turquoise Lake Road (CR 4)
Turquoise Lake Road changes to Lake County Road 105.
Continue on CR 105 (CR 4, also Hagerman Pass Road) to Summit.
Continue on to CR 41. Turnoff approximately 18.4 miles from McWethy Road.
Turn left (southeast) and drive approx. 2.0 miles to lake.

To get there from Basalt, Colorado (CO State Highway 82 between Aspen
and Glenwood Springs), head east along the road that follows the
Fryingpan River (Gold Medal Trout Waters). When the pavement ends
about 30 miles east of Basalt, continue around the switch back
to your left (follow the signs to Hagerman Pass).

The road traces an old railroad grade so the climb is not so
steep as to require four-wheel drive however there are several
deep cuts (blind curve), wet areas, rocky areas, and fantastic
drop-offs as you approach the trailhead. About ten miles up
this road and just short of the sign for Ivanhoe Lake look
to your left and you will see a sign for Hagerman Pass.

Continue up the short/steep hill towards Hagerman and within
about 100 yards you will find yourself at the parking area/trailhead
to Lyle Lake/Mormon Lakes. This is also where you will find
the gate to Hagerman Pass.
N 39 27.30 W 106 51.11 Elev: 10,985'
DeLorme 47:B5
Roads of Colorado 93:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 86:C4
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