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Larry Arnold's Home, Grand Junction

DIRECTIONS (Plan A, easiest from I-70):

From I-70, whether westbound or eastbound, take exit 28, which is labeled as “24 Road”
and “Redlands Parkway.” Please don’t be confused that exit 28 is really for 24 Road!
At the round-abouts atop the off-ramps, reset your trip odometer to zero, and note
the following landmarks as you head south on 24 Road (small signs at round-abouts
will point you onto 24 Road):

0.6 miles = go straight thru first traffic light (G Road)

1.4 miles = go straight thru second traffic light (F Road), then over the overpass
thru third traffic light (East Business 70), road veers right and becomes Redlands Parkway

2.5 miles = crossing over the Colorado River, then up the hill into the Redlands
part of Grand Junction

3.1 miles = go straight through the fourth traffic light

3.4 miles = turn left at fifth traffic light onto C-340, also named Broadway.
You will be going east on C-340 thru the Redlands

5.4 miles = two-lane road becomes a four-lane road, move into right lane

5.9 miles = mile marker #12 and Country Club Park will be a SHARP right turn
and you will be climbing a fairly steep grade

6.0 miles = take the right fork of the road, the road will begin to bend left
and you will see a ravine on the right side

6.2 miles = our house, #308 labeled by the front door. Our house is two-tone
with red-brown brick on the lower half and white ship-board on the upper half.

DIRECTIONS (Plan B if the above doesn't?t work for you):

Take the Horizon exit from I-70 and go through downtown Grand Junction.
Follow signs toward Colorado National Monument. Take Hwy 340 (also named Broadway),
over the railroad tracks and the Colorado River. Hwy 340 is a divided road at this
point and begins to climb a gradual slope and at the crest bends to the right.
Here (about 0.5 miles after crossing the Col. River) there are two roads off to
the Left (South)... the first is signed S. Broadway, and the 2nd is signed
Country Club Park. Take the 2nd left (Country Club Park Road) and you will
immediately be climbing a steep grade. After a couple of squiggles in the road
direction, the road forks, take the right fork. Our house 308 Country Club Park
Road is the first house (about 0.1 mile) on the RIGHT after you begin seeing
the ravine on the right. NOTE: our mail box is on the left side of the street,
but our house is on the right (southwest) side of the street.

ON ARRIVAL:
Please park on our semicircular driveway on the gravel part, not on the cement
which blocks our garage, and NOT on the street. Enter our back yard thru the
gate on the left (SE side of house). There are no dogs, but we try to keep
the gate closed so deer won’t get trapped in our fenced-in area.

Please sign our guest book, note when the bird is seen or not seen, and
please note any interesting behaviors like interactions with other species.

If you get lost and need help please call us at 970-263-0115.

NOTE: Our yard is open to birders from dawn to dusk.

Good luck, and enjoy the birds!

Larry and Missy Arnold
DeLorme 42:D3
Roads of Colorado 89:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:D5
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Lac Amora Park

From the Boulder Turnpike, Highway 36,
take the Highway 287 Exit (Wadsworth Blvd).
Travel approx. 1.3 miles North on Hwy 287 to Miramonte Blvd.
Drive approx. 0.5 miles West on Miramonte Blvd to Park.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:H8
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LaFarge Gates and Poudre River

From Interstate 25, take Highway 392 Exit 262.
Drive East on Hwy 392 to County Road 3.
Travel North on CR 3 to CR 32E.
Drive East on CR 32E to Poudre River Bridge.
Great Crested Flycatcher 10/18: East of LaFarge Gates.
DeLorme 30:A3
Roads of Colorado 49:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:H10
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LaFarge Pond

From Interstate 25, take East Harmony Road Exit 265.
Travel approximately 1.4 miles West on Harmony Road to Larimer County Road 9.
Drive 2.0 miles North on CR 9 to E. Drake Road and LaFarge Plant and Pond.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 49:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Lafayette Holding Pond

From Boulder, take Arapahoe Road East to Highway 287
Turn North (Left), Isabelle Road is 1.5 miles North.
Holding Ponds between Isabelle Road and Jasper Road (1 mile further)
View carefully from shoulder of Highway 287.

From Denver, take Interstate 25, Exit 235 (Highway 52)
Drive West on Highway 52 to Highway 287 (approx. 6.5 miles)
Turn South on Highway 287, Jasper Road is approx. 2.5 miles.
DeLorme 30:D2
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F8
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Lafayette Field

From Boulder, take Arapahoe Road East to Highway 287
Turn North (Left), Isabelle Road is 1.5 miles North.

From Denver, take Interstate 25, Exit 235 (Highway 52)
Drive West on Highway 52 to Highway 287 (approx. 6.5 miles)
Turn South on Highway 287, Isabelle Road is in approximately 3.5 miles.
DeLorme 30:D2
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F8
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South of Lafayette

From Boulder Turnpike, Highway 36,
take Highway 287 Exit.
Travel North past Northwest Parkway.

To search for Purple Finches 3/23/2012:
Birds seen 70 yards east of Hwy 287,
0.5 miles south of Empire Road,
0.5 miles north of Northwest Parkway.
39.965280N -105.089267E
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G8
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Lafayette Trail

From Interstate 25, take Highway 7, Exit 229.
Travel West on Hwy 7 approximately 9.0 miles to North 95th Street.
Drive North approx. 0.5 miles on N. 95th Street to Lake Meadow Drive.
Travel East approx. 0.4 miles on Lake Meadow Drive to Cul de Sac.

Alternate Route:
From the Boulder Turnpike (Hwy 36) drive to Arapahoe Road.
Drive East approx. 6.5 miles on Arapahoe Road to Lake Meadow Drive.
Drive North approx. 0.5 miles on N. 95th Street to Lake Meadow Drive.
Travel East approx. 0.4 miles on Lake Meadow Drive to Cul deee Sac.

To Search for Red-eyed Vireo 6/21/2013:
Take trail at south end of street.
Walk to "T" intersection and take Right trail.
Red-eyed Vireo singing about a block west of Intersection.
DeLorme 30:D2
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F8
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Lafayette Yard

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36), take the Broomfield Exit
Drive North on Highway 287 (becomes South Public in Lafayette)
In approximately 5.0 =miles, turn west on West South Boulder Road.
Travel approx. 0.9 miles on S. Boulder Road to Centaur Village Drive.
Drive 0.2 miles North on Centaur Village Drive to Carla Drive.
Travel West on Carla Drive to Doric Drive.
Drive North on Doric Drive to Yard.

Black-and-white Warbler 4/25/2009 could be seen from Ceres Drive.
Tomas will allow going in their yard if home.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G8
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Lagerman Reservoir

From Boulder drive along Highway 119 to Niwot Road
Drive West on Niwot Road for 0.25 miles to North 73rd Street.
Travel North 2.5 miles on N. 73rd Street (becomes 75th St) to CR 24.
Turn West on CR 24 (Pike Road); 0.5 miles to parking lot for Reservoir.

Good location to search for Short-eared Owls:
Park at the corner where the dirt road turns north.
Short-eared owl on the thick fence post to the north,
right at the low point of the road on the west side,
N 40 09.596 W 105 07.659 Elev:
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E7
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Lair 'O Bear Park

From I470 west of Denver, take the Morrison Exit
Drive West on Highway 74 (Bear Creek Canyon Road)
Travel Pass Idledale in 3.2 miles (Bridge here is good for American Dippers)
Continue West on Highway 74 to Lair o' the Bear Park (less than 2 miles).

To Search for Yellow-billed Cuckoo 6/20/2012:
Will Burt: "Cross west bridge, then left-east on Castor cutoff 33 paces.
Arrow in dirt on trail to shrubs 20 yards off trail.
N 39° 40.068 W 105° 15.445 Elevation: 6430'
DeLorme 40:C1
Roads of Colorado 80:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:C6
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La Jara Reservoir

From Monte Vista, go 20 miles South on Highway 15 to access road.
Then drive 10 miles West to property.
DeLorme 89:B7
Roads of Colorado 158:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 124:D6
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La Jara Wildlife Area

From Capulin, travel 11.0 miles southwest on CR D to property.
DeLorme 90:C1
Roads of Colorado 158:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 125:F8
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La Junta Sewage Ponds

From Highway 50 East side of La Junta
Take HW 109 North to Airport Road (3.0 miles)
East on Airport road to Gun Range Road (1.0 miles)
South on Gun Range Road 0.5 miles to dirt tracks heading East
Walk from here 0.3 miles East
Look for circular cement drain on lip of smaller of two sewage ponds
DeLorme 98:D3
Roads of Colorado 132:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:B2
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La Poudre Junior High School

Cache La Poudre Junior High School

From Interstate 25, take Mountain Vista Road Exit 271.
Drive West 2.0 miles on Mountain Vista Road (CR 50) to North CR 11.
Travel North 0.5 miles on CR 11 to Country Club Road.
Drive West 1.9 miles on Country Club Road, turns into CR 50E.
Follow Country Club Road until it runs into Colorado Hwy 1.
Travel south 0.4 miles on Hwy 1 to Hwy 287.
Take Hwy 287 north and west 4.2 miles (through Laporte) to CR 54G
Junior High School is south of Hwy 287.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F7
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Lake Arbor

From the Boulder Turnpike, Highway 36, Take the Sheridan Blvd Exit.
Travel approximately 1.3 miles South on Sheridan Blvd to West 80th Avenue.
Drive approx. 0.7 miles West on W. 80th Avenue to Lamar.
Lake Arbor accessed North from Lamar Street.
DeLorme 40:B2
Roads of Colorado 80:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:A8
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Lake Avery Wildlife Area

From Interstate 70 take Rifle Exit (Exit 90)
Drive 36 miles north on highway 13 to Meeker
From Meeker, drive 1.5 miles north on highway 13 to CR 8
Turn East on CR 8 and drive 19 miles to Lake Avery.
DeLorme 35:A5
Roads of Colorado 59:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 58:G4
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Lake Beckwith

From Interstate 25, take Exit 74 (Colorado City exit)
Drive west on highway 165 through Colorado City approx. 3.5 miles.
Turn north at Cuerna Verde (mile or so west of town) and drive to lake.
DeLorme 82:A3
Roads of Colorado 129:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:C11
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Lake Catamount

Catamount is located south of Steamboat Springs.
Take Highway 40 south out of Steamboat Springs
At Intersection of Highway 40 and Highway 131, take highway 131 south
Turn East on Routt County Road 18 to Catamount Reservoir.
DeLorme 26:B3
Roads of Colorado 45:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 60:B2
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Lake Dorothey Wildlife Area

From Raton, New Mexico, go 7.0 miles northeast on NM roads 72&F 526
Drive North up Sugarite Canyon 5.0 miles to property.

A more treacherous route is to approach from the North:
From I25 near Trinidad, take Exit 13B, Highway 350.
Travel approximately 7.3 miles Northeast to the fork of Hwy 350 to Hwy 160.
Drive southeast on Hwy 160 approx. 150 yards to Las Animas County Road 81.5.
Travel southward approx. 6.8 miles on CR 81.5 to CR 85.5.
Continue South on CR 85.5 to property.
This is not the recommended route to Lake Dorothey Wildlife Area.

To Search for Carolina Wren 6/1:
Andrew Spencer "Las Animas CR 85.5 (the road into Lake Dorothey
from the north); this bird has a territory centered
around the stream crossing about a half mile past
the gate at the base of the road, it was very vocal"
DeLorme 100:D1
Roads of Colorado 162:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 128:G4
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Lake Cheraw

From La Junta
North on highway 109, 8.5 miles
N 38 05.528 W 103 31.664 Elev: 4115'
Northeast corner Cheraw:
N 38 06.212 W 103 30.615 Elev: 4529'
DeLorme 98:D3
Roads of Colorado 132:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:A2
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Lake City Feeders

In Lake City, check feeders near 8th and Hotchkiss Streets. DeLorme 67:D7
Roads of Colorado 124:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 111:B7
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Lake City Cutoff Road

From Highway 50 & Hwy 135 in Gunnison,
Travel West approx. 21.7 miles on Hwy 50 to Lake City Cutoff Road (CR 26).

Gunnison Sage-Grouse 6/4/2014:
Drive South 6.2 miles on CR 26 to Intersection with CR 26A. Grouse seen just north of intersection of CR 26 & CR 26A.
DeLorme 67:A7
Roads of Colorado 108:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:E9
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LakeCrest & Emerald Strand Park

From Interstate 70, take Chambers Road Exit.
Travel North on Chambers Road to 40th Avenue.
Drive East on 40th Avenue to Kittredge Street.
Travel North on Kittredge Street to Emerald Strand Park.

Reach West side of LakeCrest by taking Andrews Drive (west of Kittredge
North from 40th Avenue. Park in mailbox area (not on roads).
Please respect private property.
DeLorme 41:B4
Roads of Colorado 81:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B11

Lake Dillon

From Interstate 70 at Dillon, take exit 205.
Drive north on highway 6, approximately 0.8 miles to CO 7.
Turn right on CO 7 to Lake Dillon.
DeLorme 38:D2
Roads of Colorado 78:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:D10
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Lake Dinosaur

From Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs, drive to 7th Street.
Travel 0.4 miles East on 7th Street to Missouri Avenue.
Drive 0.4 miles East and North on Missouri Avenue
(Road Changes Name to North Park Road) to 36 Road.
Travel North 1.7 miles on 36 Road to 38 Road (60 Road).
Drive east approx. 11.0 miles on 38 Road to Forest Road 310.
(Buffalo Pass is just east of this intersection).
Travel South on FR 310.
Lake Dinosaur is 1.9 miles South of Intersection.
Fish Creek Reservoir is 6.4 miles farther South.
(NOTE: mileage approximate, determined by Microsoft Streets).
DeLorme 17:D4
Roads of Colorado 45:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 46:G3
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Lake Estes

Lake Estes is located at intersection of Highways 36 and 34 in Estes Park
Park in Power Plant or Chamber of Commence parking area
Walk around East side of Lake Estes

Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary: Located on south side of Lake Estes.
DeLorme 29:A6
Roads of Colorado 48:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:B4
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Lake Fork of the Gunnison Wildlife Area

From Lake City, travel 7.0 miles north on Hwy 149 to property.
From Gunnison, take Hwy 50 approx. 9.5 miles west to Hwy 149,
then drive 38.0 miles South on 149 to entrance road,
located just south of Gunnison County Line.
DeLorme 67:D7
Roads of Colorado 124:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 111:A8
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Lake George

From Colorado Springs, take highway 24 west past Woodland Park to Lake George.
Lake is just south of this small mountain town.
DeLorme 61:A7
Roads of Colorado 96:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 88:E5
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Lake Granby, Grand Lake & Shadow Mountain Reservoir

Take Interstate 70 to Highway 40 (exit 233)
Travel North to Highway 34 (just north of Granby)
Drive northeast on Highway 34 past Lake Granby approximately 14 miles.
Turn onto the main road that leads to Grand Lake.

Shadow Mountain Reservoir is connected to Grand Lake by a channel.

For best viewing locations:
At the first opportunity, turn right and pass the post office and a school.
At the stop sign by the school, turn right, then left onto Lakeside Drive.
Follow this street as it parallels Shadow Mountain Reservoir on your right.
Go over a slight rise and down the other side, and turn right to cross the
bridge. You may park along the side of the road. There is almost always
a large area of open water on the right in Shadow Mountain Reservoir.

To reach the Grand Lake end of the channel, go back to the street that you
just left and turn right. At the first opportunity, turn right again and
there will very soon be a parking lot on the right that is labeled
Point Park. Park here and walk a short distance to the foot bridge.
From the bridge you can look out over Grand Lake, and there is usually
a large area of open water here.
DeLorme 28:C4
Roads of Colorado 63:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas
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Lake Henry

From Ordway intersections of Highways 71 and 96
East on HW 96 to Crowley County Road 20 (2 miles)
North on CR 20, 1.5 miles to reservoir
Check trees to Northwest corner
N 38 14.7013 W 103 42.6683 Elev: 4362'
DeLorme 98:C2
Roads of Colorado 131:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 103:G11
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Lake Holbrook

From Rocky Ford, take Highway 266 East
You pass Rocky Ford Wildlife Area
Continue on HW 266 to Otero County Road 25
Turn South to Lake Holbrook

From La Junta, take Highway 109 North
Just before Lake Cheraw, turn West (Left) on HW 266
Turn South (Left) on Otero County road 27
Turn West (Right) on Otero CR FF
Check Pond just before intersection of CR FF and CR 26
Continue on to Lake Holbrook
N 38 03.7462 W 103 36.0426 Elev: 4178'
DeLorme 98:D3
Roads of Colorado 132:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 117:A12
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Lake Irwin

From Gunnison, travel north on Ohio Creek Road (CR 730) to Kepler Pass Road
Continued north to USFS Road 826 and drive 1.5 miles to lake.
DeLorme 58:A1
Roads of Colorado 92:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 85:F10
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Lake John Wildlife Area

From Walden, travel 0.5 miles west on highway 14 to County Road 12
Go 8.0 miles west on CR 12 to CR 7
Drive 7.0 miles north on CR 7 to property.
N 40 45.844 W 106 26.012 Elev:
DeLorme 17:B6
Roads of Colorado 46:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 46:D5
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Lake Lenore

From Ridgway, travel approx. 8.0 miles south on Hwy 550 to CR 14.
Drive East on CR 14 to property.
DeLorme 66:D4
Roads of Colorado 123:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:D4
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Lake Loveland & North Lake Park Pond

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 West (exit 257)
Lake Loveland is a reservoir bordered on the south by US 34
about a half mile west of US 287 (approx. 5.5 miles west of I25).

North Lake Park is just North of Lake Loveland.
Take Taft Avenue approx, 0.9 miles North to Parking Area.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A8
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Lake Meredith and Feedlots

From Rocky Ford, take highway 71 north to highway 96
From Ordway intersections of Highways 71 and 96
East on HW 96 to Crowley County Road 21 (3 miles)
South on CR 21, 1.0 mile to reservoir
N 38 12.859 W 103 41.541 Elev: 4281'

Fort Lyons Canal & outlet to Lake Meredith
From Fort Lyons, take Hwy 50 to CO 71 and drive north on CO 71.
Accessed by turning west on the first road just north of the bridge over
the Arkansas River (3.2 miles north of H50).  There is a sign marking it as
Rd 805 (not noted on DeLorme's Gazetteer).  Drive down this dusty dirt
road 2.5 miles to the area near a rickey, swinging foot bridge over the canal.
(Heron was in canal below the bridge 8/29)

Lake Meredith Feedlots are west on CR G
Also reached by taking Highway 71 to CR G
(road before highway 96) and turning east.
N 38 12.8594 W 103 41.5411 Elev: 5411'
DeLorme 100:D3
Roads of Colorado 131:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 103:G11
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Lake Minnequa

From Interstate 25, take Northern Avenue, Exit 97.
Drive approximately 0.7 miles West on West Northern Avenue to Lake Avenue.
Travel approx. 1.0 miles South on Lake Avenue to Minnequa Park.
DeLorme 73:C6
Roads of Colorado 129:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:G2
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Lake San Cristobal

From Lake City; travel south on highway 149 to property.

From South Fork; travel north on highway 149 through Creede to property.
DeLorme 77:A7
Roads of Colorado
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 111:C8
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Lake San Isabel

From Interstate 25 in Pueblo, take Exit 99B, Highway 96.
Travel 39.0 miles West on Highway 96 to Highway 165.
Drive 18.5 miles South on Hwy 165 to Lake San Isabel.

Less traffic, longer distance:
Interstate 25, take highway 165 Exit 74 (Colorado City).
Drive 18.3 miles west & North on Hwy 165 to Lake.
DeLorme 82:A2
Roads of Colorado 128:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:C8
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Lake Valley Pond (Fentress Lake)

From Northern Boulder, take Highway 36 North.
Turn East on Neva Turnoff Road (4.2 miles North of Jay Road).
Lake Valley Subdivision & Golf Club is approximately
1.5 miles East of Highway 36.
N 40 06.252 W 105 15.589 Elev: 5401'
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:E6
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Lake Woodmoor

From Interstate 25, take Monument Exit 161.
Loop (0.5 miles) around to Hwy 105.
Take Hwy 105 across I25 (0.1 miles).
Turn North on Woodmoor Drive.
Then East on Cashmere Point.
Drive East on Cashmere Point to Lower Lake Road.
Travel North On Lower Lake Road to Lake Woodmoor.
Private lake, scope needed to see from Lower Lake Road.
DeLorme 50:D3
Roads of Colorado 97:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:C11
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Lakeside Cemetery

From Highway 50 in Canon City, drive to west side of town.
Travel 1.2 miles South on South 9th Street.
Turn East on Elm Avenue, Cemetery to South.
DeLorme 72:A1
Roads of Colorado 112:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 100:D6
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Lake Walker (Walker Lake; Walker Pit)

From Franktown (intersection of Highways 83 & 86;
Drive West on Hwy 86 for 3/4 miles.
Travel North on Walker Road until road turns left.
View pond from this point.

From Castle Rock (Interstate 25, 182)
Drive East/South until you meet Highway 86 (not far).
Travel East on Hwy 86 to Walker Road
(About 0.75 miles East of Community Baptist Church.
DeLorme 51:A4
Roads of Colorado 81:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:G11
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Lakewood Park

From Interstate 70, take 6th Avenue Exit 201
Drive East for 3.7 miles to Kipling Avenue
Turn South on Kipling Avenue and travel 0.7 miles to park.
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 80:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C8
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Laramie Lake

From the northwest side of Fort Collins,
At Highway 14 and Highway 287,
Travel 51 miles on Hwy 14 to Laramie River Road (Larimer County Road 103).
Drive North and West approximately 1.6 miles on Laramie River Road to Lost Lake turnoff.
Travel North to Laramie Lake.
DeLorme 18:D4
Roads of Colorado 47:F12
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 47:F11
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Lamar Gravel Pit

From Highway 50 in Lamar, drive north on Highway 287.
Pond on East side of Hwy 287.
DeLorme 99:D7
Roads of Colorado 134:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 119:A11
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Larimer County Canal

Take Interstate 25 to Fort Collins (Exit 269)
Drive West on Highway 14 (Mulberry Street) 4.0 miles to College Avenue.
Travel North (Right) on Highway 14 (Now College Avenue)
Continue of Hwy 14 (Hwy 287) to Larimer County Road 19.
(Mulberry to CR 19 is approximately 4.6 miles)
Drive North on County Road 19 pass CR 56 in 2.0 miles.
Take first left North of CR 56 (0.8 miles).
Continue West to North to West to end of Road (in 1.9 miles).
Eastern Bluebirds 12/14/2013: 40.67417,-105.14241
DeLorme
Roads of Colorado
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Old Larimer County Fairgrounds

These directions are approximate!
From Interstate 25, take exit 255
Drive west and continue on highway 402 (1st street)
Continue West past highway 287 (4.0 miles) less than another mile to Railroad Avenue
Drive South on Railroad Avenue (S. Roosevelt) to Old Larimer County Fairgrounds.
Ball Fields are between Railroad Avenue and Highway 287.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D8
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Larimer County Landfill

From Interstate 25, take exit 265
Travel west on Harmony Road past highway 287 to Taft Hill Road (7 miles)
Drive South on Taft Hill Road 2.0 miles to Landfill on west side.

Current Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday
Call 970-498-5770 for seasonal changes.
Check in at office (left turn beyond weigh-in entrance stations).

From Horseshoe or Boyd Lake, travel north to CR 28
Travel west on CR 28 past Highway 287 to CR 19 (Taft Hill Road)
Drive North on CR 19 to Landfill on west side.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:H8
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Laramie River Road & Browns Park Campgrounds

From Interstate 25, take Fort Collins Exit 269A.
Travel 1.7 miles West on Hwy 14 to North Timberline Road.
Drive 1.1 miles North on N. Timberline Road to East Vine Drive.
Travel 2.5 miles West on E. Vine Drive to Highway 287 (College Drive).
Drive 1.4 miles North on Hwy 287 which connects with Hwy 14 at CR 1.

From Hwy 14 and CR 1, continue west 58.7 miles on Hwy 14 to Laramine River Road.
Drive 20.0 miles North on Laramine River Road (FR 190) to Browns Park Campgrounds.

To search for an American Three-toed Woodpecker 7/29:
Drive to Beaver Pond in campgrounds at end of the circle drive.

A female ATTW was seen while hiking the west branch trailhead
which is 5.0 miles north of Hwy 14 & Laramine River Road.
DeLorme 18:B3
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F9
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Las Animas Cemetery & Bent's Fort Inn Bird Sanctuary

In Las Animas at Highway 50 and Highway 101,
Drive south to Cemetery.
DeLorme 99:D5
Roads of Colorado 132:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:B5
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Las Animas Fishing Unit

From Northeast Las Animas, drive West on Highway 194.
Travel 4.0 miles North on CR 5.5 to Property.
DeLorme 99:D4
Roads of Colorado 132:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:A4
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Las Animas Junction Area

From Las Animas travel South on Highway 101.
Drive East on County Roads that go east, south, east, south,
then west from just south of the Purgatorie River Crossing.
DeLorme 99:D5
Roads of Colorado 132:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:B5
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Lathrop State Park

From Interstate 25 near Walsenburg take Highway 160 West (exit 50 West)
Lathrop State Park is just West of Walsenburg
DeLorme 83:D4
Roads of Colorado 145:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:G11
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Lamar Community College, Willow Creek Park, Willow Valley Subdivision & Fairmount Cemetery

Along Highway 287 on the South end of Lamar, CO
Check the short 0.5 mile section of trees behind the college
N 38 04.227 W 102 37.053 Elev: 3657'

Just North of Lamar Community College is Willow Creek Park
Just East of Highway 287 and Memorial Drive
The college and park are known for nesting Mississippi Kites

Continuing East and South on Memorial Drive for several miles
you will reach Fairmount Cemetery (pass Willow Valley Subdivision).
N 38 04.2265 W 102 37.0533 Elev: 3657'
DeLorme 99:D7
Roads of Colorado 134:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 119:A11
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Larimer County Road 15

From Interstate 25, take Exit 281.
Travel 4.4 miles West on County Road 70 to CR 15.
Drive North 2.0 to 3.0 miles on CR 15.

Snow Bunting 1/15 was reported between CR 74 & 76.
DeLorme 20:B2
Roads of Colorado 48:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:D8
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Larimer County Road 70 Pond

From Interstate 25, north of Fort Collins, Take Exit 281.
Travel less than 2.8 miles West on County Road 70 to pond.
DeLorme 20:B2
Roads of Colorado 48:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:D9
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Larimer County Road 80

From Interstate 25, take Exit 281.
Travel approximately 5.5 miles West on Larimer County Road 70 to CR 17.
Drive approx. 6.0 miles North on CR 17 to CR 80.
Travel approx. 1.0 miles West on CR 80 to CR 19.
DeLorme 20:B2
Roads of Colorado 32:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:C8
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342 East Sixth Street; Las Animas

From Highway 50 entering the city of Las Animas
Turn North on Poplar Street (five blocks west of Grand Avenue)
Then turn West on 6th street.
DeLorme 99:D5
Roads of Colorado 132:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:B5
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Last Chance Rest Stop

Rest Stop is located in the southwest corner of Highways 71 & 36.
From Denver (I70 & I225), take Interstate 70 approximately 34 miles to the Byers Exit 316.
Travel approximately 35 miles East on Highway 36 to Last Chance.
DeLorme 96:A3
Roads of Colorado 84:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 77:B12
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La Plata Canyon Rosy Finches

From Hwy 550 & Hwy 160 in downtown Durango,
Travel approximately 10.8 miles west on Hwy 160 to Hesperus.
Just west of Hesperus, take La Plata County Road 124 North.
Check house about 1.0 miles north of Hwy 160 for Rosy Finches.
DeLorme 86:B1
Roads of Colorado 154:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 121:D11
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Law Lake

Take Interstate 25, to Exit 265
Turn East (Right) on Highway 8
Travel past Hwy 257 and Windsor Reservoir
To Intersection of Weld CR 74 and CR 27
Woods Lake is to the Southeast!
(Located 9.6 miles east of I25; 5.4 miles west of Hwy 85, Eaton)
Angel Lake is just west of CR 74 & CR 27.
Franklin Lake is 1.4 miles west of Woods Lake.
Law Reservoir is 0.5 miles South of CR 74 & CR 23.
Swanson Lake is 0.5 miles South of CR 74 & CR 25.
DeLorme 21:D4
Roads of Colorado 49:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G11
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La Veta Lewis's Woodpecker Village

David W. Moore 4/6/2009:
"From the south end of La Veta (at the Blue Rooster Bar)
drive east on the dirt road (County Rd 360). Continue
south on 360 (several turns with signs, keeping driving
toward West Spanish Peak) for about 5.3 or 5.5 road miles
(landmark on left side of road is green, iron, private
gates, address 5358 ). This is approximate beginning of
the cottonwood grove (the woods on right, immediately
west of the road). For the next 0.25 to 0.4 miles is
the cottonwood grove has been the winter home of the
Lewis woodpecker "village"."
DeLorme 92:A3
Roads of Colorado 145:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 127:B9
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La Veta Town Lakes

From Interstate 25, take Walsenburg Exit 52.
Drive 14.0 miles West on Highway 160 to Highway 12.
Travel South approximately 5.0 miles on Hwy 12 to East Grand Street.
Drive 0.1 miles East on E. Grand Street to Birch Street.
Travel South 0.8 miles on Birch Street (Continues as CR 360)
Reservoirs are on West Side of CR 360.
DeLorme 82:D2
Roads of Colorado 145:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 127:A9
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Near Lay

Usually location of Pinyon Jays are between
mile markers 17.5 to 16.0 of Moffat County Road 17.
DeLorme 14:D2
Roads of Colorado 42:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 44:G2
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Left Hand Reservoir

Take Highway 119, West out of Boulder to Nederland
Turn Right (North) on Highway 72 toward Ward
Drive approximately 8.0 miles to Forest Road 102.
(Just South of Ward), turn Left (West) on Larimer CR 102
At fork, stay left on CR 232
Park at Left Hand Park Reservoir (about 1.7 miles; fee area);
40°04.690'N 105°34.320'W Elev: 10,353'
DeLorme 29:D6
Roads of Colorado 63:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F3
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Left Hand Valley Reservoir

From North Boulder (Highway 36 & Jay Road)
Drive North approximately 4.3 miles on Highway 36 to Neva Road.
Travel East approx. 1.0 miles on Neva Road to Trailhead parking to right (south).

To search for Cassin's Sparrows 6/4/2011; Christian Nunes:
"If one starts at the trailhead off Neva Rd, walk south until
you get to the wooden foot bridge a little ways south of the reservoir,
near where the houses end. Listen to the West. Some may remember
that this is the same area where they were found in 2009.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F6
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Lefthand Canyon Drive

From Boulder drive North on Highway 36.
Lefthand Canyon Drive is 6.3 miles North of Jay Road.
(Approximately 6.7 miles North of Iris Road/Diagonal Highway)

From Interstate 25, take Exit 243.
Drive West 14.0 miles on Highway 66 to Highway 36.
Turn South on Hwy 36 and drive 6.0 miles to Lefthand Canyon.
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:E6
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Left Hand Creek, Boulder

From Highway 36 and Jay Road, North Boulder
Travel North approximately 6.3 miles on Hwy 36 to Left Hand Canyon Drive.
Drive West approx. 3.0 miles on Left Hand Canyon Drive to Buckingham Park
(At intersection of Left Hand Canyon Drive & Old Stage Road.

To search for Winter Wren 2/24/2012:
Continue another 1.9 miles to pullover (signed 1.9 miles to Buckingham Park).
Wren was moving upstream along Left Hand Creek.
DeLorme 29:D7
Roads of Colorado 64:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:E6
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Lefthand Creek, Longmont

To search for waterthrush 4/25; Mark Miller:
"From Boulder, take Diagonal Highway to Hover Street in Longmont,
then make a sharp right on Hover. From I-25, take CO-119 (Ken Pratt Blvd.)
to Hover and turn left. Go south on Hover to Pike, turn left on Pike,
then go east about a mile to a park and soccer field. Park here,
get on the hiking path along the creek, walk to and through the
pedestrian underpass, and check the creek bed just as you exit.
We watched it feed for several minutes. It is roosting for the night
in some shrubbery at the north entrance to the underpass."
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E8
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Legacy Park

From Interstate 25, take East Mulberry Street (Hwy 14), Exit 269.
Travel approx. 4.2 miles West on E. Mulberry Street to South College Avenue (Hwy 287).
Drive approx. 1.1 miles North to Woodlawn Drive.
Travel West to Parking Lot.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8
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Liberty Point

From I25 in Pueblo, take Exit 100 (Hwy 50)
Travel West approximately 4.8 miles on Hwy 50 to South Purcell Blvd.
Drive South on S. Purcell Blvd.
Turns into S. Liberty Point Blvd in 3.1 miles.
Continue approx. 0.2 miles to end of road.

To search for Black-throated Sparrows & Curve-billed Thrashers 7/5-14/2014:
Chris Knight: "Take the trail off to the right before the flag pole and memorial.
Proceed to the bottom of the cliff keeping to your right. You will pass a cement
"well" just before merging with a now unused dirt road which heads WNW to a distant
pass in the cliff. The first arroyo with slab rocks is where the sparrows were.

After noting the sparrows, I continued on to see where the road would go. I continued
after the "pass" and I continued beyond that turning around two arroyos later. This
looked like excellent southwestern type habitat. There were many of the Pueblo
specialty species here including Northern Mockingbird, Curve-billed Thrashers, Canyon Towhees and Scaled Quail.

Alternate route (both hikes about 1 mile):
Lin Lilly: "If you do not want to access the site by the strenuous trail described in the origianl
5 July message, you can turn right on South Greenway (2.7 mi from Highway 50 on South Purcell),
go 0.2 mi to where South Greenway makes a 90-degree turn and park off the road. Follow the trail
to the unused road mentioned in the original message, turn left and walk to the arroyo. The distance
is somewhat greater, but the grade is much less physically demanding.
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:F12
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Lily Lake

Not in Rocky Mountain National Park Proper!
Take Highway 7, north out of Lyons or South out of Estes Park
Lily Lake is 5.6 miles from hwy 7 & hwy 36).
DeLorme 29:B6
Roads of Colorado 63:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:C3
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Lincoln County Sod Fields

From I25, take Woodmen Road Exit 149,
Travel 5.2 miles East on Woodmen Road to Powers Road.
Drive South 7.0 miles on Powers Road to Highway 24/94.
Travel 40.0 miles East on Hwy 94 (stay on Hwy 94 at fork) to Lincoln CR 5.
Drive North a short distance on CR 5 to Sod Fields.
DeLorme 98:A2
Roads of Colorado 115:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 91:G8
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Lincoln Park and Golf Course

From Interstate 70 near Clifton, east of Grand Junction,
Take Exit 37, Business Hwy 6/Hwy 70.
Travel approx. 6.6 miles south and west on hwy 6/hwy 70 to split of hwy 6 and hwy 70.
Continue approx. 0.9 miles west on Business Hwy 6 to South 12th Street.
Drive North approx. 0.5 miles on S. 12th Street to Park.

Western Screech-Owls are found in Owl boxes along park and golf course.
1/9/2014: DeLorme 43:D4
Roads of Colorado 89:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:C6
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Lindenmier Lake Area

From Interstate 25, take Mountain Vista Road Exit (exit 271)
Go West 2.0 miles on Mountain Vista Road to Larimer County Road 11
Turn North (Right) on CR 11 and drive 0.5 miles to Country Club Road.
Turn West (Left) on Country Club Road
At Stop Sign turn left, continuing on Country Club Road
After 1.0 miles turn South on North Lemay Avenue.
Drive 0.3 miles South on Lemay to Linden Lake Drive.
Travel East on Linden Lake Drive to Lakes.
DeLorme 20:C2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F9
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Lindies Lakes

From Interstate 25, take Highway 392, Exit 262
Drive 21.5 miles East on Hwy 392 through Windsor to Weld County Road 51.
Lake is on the Southeast corner of CR 51 & Hwy 392.

Quickest route from Denver
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Weld County Road 49 (exit 34)
Go North on CR 49 to Highway 34 (pass within two miles of Latham Reservoir)
Turn Right (East) on HW 34 to HW 37 (At Kersey)
Go North on Highway 37
In three miles turn Left (West) on CR 37/ Hwy 263
Turn Right (North) on CR 51 in 1.0 miles and travel 3.5 miles North to Lake.
DeLorme 31:A6
Roads of Colorado 49:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 50:H2
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Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 (Exit 257).
Drive East on hwy 34 approximately 16.2 miles to Highway 85 (not Business 85)
Turn north and travel approx. 1.7 miles on Hwy 85 to East 18th Street.
Drive east on E. 18th Street approx. 1.0 miles to Cedar Avenue.
Turn North on Cedar Avenue and drive to Cemetery on East side.
DeLorme 31:A5
Roads of Colorado 49:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A12
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Lion's Park

From Interstate 25, take Mountain Vista Road Exit 271.
Drive West 2.0 miles on Mountain Vista Road (CR 50) to North CR 11.
Travel North 0.5 miles on CR 11 to Country Club Road.
Drive West 1.9 miles on Country Club Road, turns into CR 50E.
Follow Country Club Road until it runs into Colorado Hwy 1.
Travel south 0.4 miles on Hwy 1 to Hwy 287.
Take Hwy 287 north and west 4.2 miles (through Laporte) to N. Overland Trail
Drive South approximately 0.3 miles on N. Overland Trail to Park.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F7
From Interstate 25 and Highway 50 in Pueblo,
Drive approximately 26.0 miles West on Highway 50 (Exit 101) to Highway 115.
Travel South approx. 6.5 miles on Hwy 115 Gumaer Avenue in Florence.
Drive North approx. 0.2 miles on Gumaer Avenue to East 5th Street.
Travel West approx. 0.2 miles on E. 5th Street to Park.
DeLorme 72:A2
Roads of Colorado 128:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E8
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Lion's Park, Fort Collins

Little Molas Lake

From Durango, drive 40 miles North along Highway 550 to Molas Pass.
Hike 0.7 miles west on road just north of summit to Little Molas Lake.

From Silverton, drive 6.0 miles south on Hwy 550 to Pass.
DeLorme 76:C4
Roads of Colorado
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:F4
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Little's Creek Park

From C470 and Broadway Blvd, Travel approximately 2.0 miles north to West Sterne Parkway.
Drive West on W. Sterne Parkway to Little's Creek Park.
DeLorme 40:D3
Roads of Colorado 81:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D9
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Littleton Historic Park & Ketring Park

From South Broadway and Littleton Blvd, take West Littleton Blvd west
Two Blocks East of Windermere, take South Gallup to the south.
(Look for sign for Littleton Historic Museum)
In three blocks, take West Shepperd to the east.
(This is just North of Ketring Park; which has no water).
In four blocks, take South Lakeview to the south.
In two blocks when S. Lakeview turns sharply east, continue south to parking area.

From Interstate 470, go North on Santa Fe to West Bowles.
Travel East on W. Bowles which turns into West Alamo and then West Littleton Blvd.
Continue two blocks east of Windermere to South Gallup.
Turn South on Gallup and follow as above.
DeLorme 40:D3
Roads of Colorado 81:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D9
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Lizard Head Pass

From Highway 145 (east of Telluride Airport & west of Telluride)
Drive 12.0 miles southwest on Highway 145 to Lizzard Head Pass.
(Forest Road 626 goes southeast near Summit).
DeLorme 76:B2
Roads of Colorado 138:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:E2
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Logan County Road 67.5

From Highway 138 & Main Street in Crook,
Travel approximately 1.1 miles west on Hwy 138 to CR 58.
Drive approx. 5.7 miles west on CR 58 to CR 67.5.
Greater Prairie-Chickens sometimes found drive south on CR 67.5
DeLorme 95:A6
Roads of Colorado 37:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 53:C8
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Lobo Trail

From the Diagonal Highway at Gunbarrel,
Drive approximately 0.5 miles South on North 63rd Street to Spine Road.
Travel west and south on Spine Road to Wellington Road.
Drive east on Wellington (past Brandywine, approx. 1.2 miles).
Look for trail going west about a block after Brandywine.

White-winged Dove (2012 & 4/22/2012):
50 yards up Lobo Trail heading West.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Log Lane Village

From I76, take get off on Highway 144 Exit 79.
Drive North to Village.
DeLorme 94:C2
Roads of Colorado
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 65:C10
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Lower Latham Reservoir & Loloff Reservoir

From LaSalle (on Highway 85)
Go East on First Avenue; Turns into CR 50 just after railroad tracks
After 2.5 miles, turn South (Right) on CR 43
In 1.0 miles, turn East (Left) on CR 48
Check the many little pools along the South side of reservoir

From Denver there is a quicker way to Latham Reservoir (miss traffic on HW 85)
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Exit 34
Go North on Weld County Road 49 (paved) 16.2 miles to CR 48
Turn Left (West) to Latham Reservoir

Loloff Reservoir is East of Lower Latham Reservoir.
From Intersection of CR 48 & CR 49, drive 5.0 miles east to CR 57.
Turn North (Left) on CR 57 and travel 1.0 miles to CR 50.
Loloff is at the northeast corner of CR 57 & CR 50.
N 40 20.0565 W 104 38.6173 Elev: 4705'
DeLorme 31:B5
Roads of Colorado 49:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:B2
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Lone Cone & Uncompahgre National Forest

From Norwood travel 2.0 miles East on Highway 145 to CR 44Z.
Drive 10.0 miles South on CR 44Z to Forest Road 642.
Drive a couple of miles west on FR 642.
(Check Pine Trees here for birds).
Then return to CR 44Z and drive north 0.5 miles to CR 45M.
Drive East on CR 45M to Lone Cone.
DeLorme 75:A5
Roads of Colorado 121:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 109:C9
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Lone Dome Recreation Area

From Cortez, take highway 666 North for 18.0 miles.
Continue North on Montezuma County Road 16.
After 4.7 miles, turn East on Dolores County Road S.
Follow CR S to Recreation Area.
DeLorme 74:C3
Roads of Colorado 136:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 108:G4
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Lonetree Reservoir Wildlife Area

From Interstate 25, take Exit 252 (highway 60)
Travel West on highway 60 one mile to County Road 7
Turn North (Right) on CR 7 and go one mile to highway 60 again.
Turn West (Left) and go through the town of Campion (approx. 4 miles)
Continue West on Hwy 60/CR 14 another 3.5 miles on
Highway 60 (CR 14) to Lonetree Drive (CR 21).
Turn south on Lonetree Drive and drive 1 mile on access road to property.
DeLorme 30:B2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:B8
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Long Canyon

From Highway 50 & Hwy 109 in La Junta,
Travel South on Hwy 109 to Las Animas CR 197.6.
Drive northwest up plateau.

6/22/2010: Seven Gray Vireos found by dropping down into canyon.
Before first windmill in the valley bottom.
DeLorme 101:B4
Roads of Colorado 148:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 118:H3
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Long Gulch

From Gunnison, take Highway 50 east.
BLM land is by dirt road approx. 4 miles east of Gunnison,
left before continuing onto the county dump, around a bend,
past a farmstead on your left and into the open sage country!
DeLorme 58:D2
Roads of Colorado 109:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 97:C12
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Long Lake

Take Highway 119, West out of Boulder to Nederland
Turn Right (North) on Highway 72 toward Ward
Just South of Ward, turn Left (West) on Larimer CR 102
At fork, stay right on CR 112
Park at Brainard Lake; Road continues West to Long Lake
Perennial Three-toed Woodpecker area.
DeLorme 29:D6
Roads of Colorado 63:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:F3
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Long Lake, Kiowa

From La Junta, take Highway 109 North approximately 20.1 miles to Hwy 96.
Travel northeast approx. 10.3 miles on Hwy 96 to Kiowa County Road E.
Drive east approx. 9.5 miles on CR E to CR 19.
Travel north on CR 19 approx. 2.5 miles to Long Lake.
DeLorme 99:C5
Roads of Colorado 133:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 104:E5
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Longmont Estates Elementary School

From Interstate 25, take Highway 66, Exit 243.
Travel West approximately 8.0 miles on Hwy 66 to Hover Street.
Drive South approx. 1.5 miles on Hover Street to Mountain View Avenue.
Travel approx. 0.5 miles West on Mountain View Avenue to Harvard Street.
Drive North approx. 0.1 miles on Harvard St. to Northwestern Road.
Take Northwestern Road, northwest approx. 0.5 miles to School.
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D8
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Longmont Museum

From Interstate 25, take Highway 119, Exit 240.
Travel West on Hwy 119 to Hwy 287.
Drive South on Hwy 287 to Quail Road.

Burrowing Owl 4/4: west of Museum.
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E8
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Longmont Neighborhood (2)

From Interstate 25, take Longmont Exit 243.
Travel West approx. 8.0 miles on Highway 66 (past Hover Street) to Lake Park Drive.
Drive approx. 0.1 miles South on Lake Park Drive to Lake Park Way.

To search for Bohemian Waxwings 12/30:
They move around much, check neighborhood.
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E7
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Longmont Neighborhood

From Interstate 25, take Longmont Exit 240.
Travel West on Highway 119.
Continue west to southwest to South Fordham Street.
Drive North on Fordham St. to Cover Basin Drive.

To search for Bohemian Waxwings 12/29:
They move around much, check neighborhood.
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E7
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Longmont Sewage Plant & St. Vrain River

From Interstate 25, take Exit 240 (Highway 119)
Drive West on Hwy 119 to Main Street in the City of Longmont.
At Main Street, turn South (Left) and drive 0.3 miles to 1st Street.
Turn East (Left) and travel 5 blocks East on 1st Street.
Continue East on road along Railroad Tracks
(when 1st turns North into Martin).
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E9
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Lookout Road

From Boulder, take the Diagonal Highway (Hwy 119) toward Longmont.
Get off at Jay Road and Drive approximately 3.0 miles East to 75th Street.
Travel approx. 1.4 miles North on 75th Street to Lookout Road
Burrowing Owls seen from 0.5 miles east to 1.0 miles east)
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7

Loomiller Park

From Interstate 25, take Highway 119 (Exit 240)
Drive West into Longmont and continue West past Main Street (approx. 7.5 miles) on 3rd street (same road)
At Sunset Road, turn Right (North), continue 1.7 miles to 11th Avenue & park.
From Boulder, take Diagonal Highway 119 to Hover Road.
Turn North on Hover Blvd and drive 2.5 miles to 11th street.
Turn East and drive 0.7 miles to Sunset Street & Park.
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D8

Loop Lake

Loop Lake is an off and on again flooded field.
From Interstate 25, take Highway 14, Exit 269.
Travel approximately 8.0 miles East to Weld CR 23.
Drive South on CR 23 to County Road 78.
DeLorme 21:D4
Roads of Colorado 49:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G11

Lord Reservoir & Prairie Dog Village

From Interstate 76, take Hudson Exit 25.
Travel East on Highway 52, 10.3 miles to Weld CR 65.
Reservoir and Prairie Dog Village is North of this intersection.
DeLorme 31:D7
Roads of Colorado 66:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:F3
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Loretto Heights University

From C470 and Santa Fe Avenue, drive 6.5 miles North on Santa Fe to Hampden Blvd.
Travel approximately 1.3 miles West on Hampden Blvd to Federal Blvd.
Drive North 0.6 miles on Federal Blvd to Dartmouth Avenue.
DeLorme 40:C2
Roads of Colorado 81:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C9
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Lory State Park

From Interstate 25, take Mountain Vista Road Exit (exit 271)
Go West on Mountain Vista Road to Larimer County Road 11 (1.9 miles)
Turn North (Right) on CR 11
Turn West (Left) on Country Club Road (0.6 miles)
At Stop Sign turn left, continuing on Country Club Road
Follow Country Club Road to Highway 1 (fork in road) (1.9 miles).
Take left fork, hwy 1 to hwy 14 and turn right (North) (0.4 miles).
Drive north and west 2.0 miles on US 287,
Continue west 2.7 miles on CR 54G through LaPorte to Rist Canyon Road.
Turn left on Rist Canyon Road and go 1.0 mile to CR 23,
Travel 1.5 miles south on CR 23 to CR 25G. Drive 1.0 miles on CR 25G to park entrance.
DeLorme 20:D1
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G7
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Los Lagos Reservoir #3

From Interstate 70, take Central City Parkway, Exit 243.
Travel approximately 11.6 miles North on Central City Parkway to Highway 119.
Drive approx. 14.7 miles North on Hwy 119 to Los Lagos Reservoir #3.

Ketty Dahl Campgrounds are on the east side of Hwy 119.
Los Lagos Reservoir #2 and #1 are west up Sayre Road.
DeLorme 39:A6
Roads of Colorado 63:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:H4
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Los Ninos Park

From I225 and Parker Road, drive 0.8 miles South to East Hampden Avenue.
Travel east 1.1 miles on E. Hampden Avenue to South Chambers Road.
Drive 0.6 miles south on S. Chambers Road to East Nassau Drive.
Travel East 0.2 miles on E. Nassau Drive (stay right) to South Idalia Street.

Varied Thrush 11/22/2011:
Was along east side of Los Ninos Park,
north of 3904 South Idalia Street.
DeLorme 41:
Roads of Colorado 81:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C11
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Lost Lake Slough

From Crested Butte, take County Road 12 (Whiterock Avenue) West.
After approximately 16.0 miles, turn south on Forest Road 706.
Travel 2.3 miles South on FR 706 to Campgrounds for lake.

There are two trailheads near Lost Lake Slough:
Beckwith Pass Trail (at northeast end of campground loop).
Three Lakes Trail is an easy 2.1 mile loop that takes
hikers past Lost Lake, Dollar Lake and a waterfall.
N 38 87.000 W 107 20.778 Elev: 9,600'
DeLorme 57:A7
Roads of Colorado 92:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 85:F9
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Lost Lake

From the northwest side of Fort Collins,
At Highway 14 and Highway 287,
Travel 51 miles on Hwy 14 to Laramie River Road (Larimer County Road 103).
Drive North and West approximately 1.6 miles on Laramie River Road to Lost Lake turnoff.
DeLorme 18:D4
Roads of Colorado 47:F12
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 47:F11
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Lost Lake Trail above Vail

From Interstate 70, take Exit 176 (West side of Denver is Exit 260).
Drive along the North Frontage Road approx. 0.7 miles to Red Sandstone Road (FR 700).
Continue approx. 6.6 miles on Forest Road 700 (Piney Lake Road) to Forest Road 701.
Trail begins to right of parking area.

Three-toed Woodpecker 6/28 was about a mile up on north side of the trail.
DeLorme 37:C6
Roads of Colorado 78:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 72:C6
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Los Pinos Pass

From Lake City, Travel approximately 8.6 miles on Highway 149 to Slumgullion Pass.
Drive northeast approx. 15.0 miles on Forest Road 788 (Turns into Hinsdale CR 5) to Cathedral Junction.
At Cathedral Junction, travel southeast on 15 Road to Los Pinos Pass Road (KK-14).
Drive northeast on Los Pinos Pass Road to Summit (Summit is 5.7 miles from Cathedral).
DeLorme 68:D2
Roads of Colorado 124:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 111:A11
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Loudy Simpson Park

From Highway 40 in Craig, take Ranney Street south to Park.
(Park is just south of the Yampa River, west of Ranney).
Best birding is Kiwanis Nature Trail inside the Yampa River oxbow.
The Nature Trail is reached by making the first right after entering park.
It's about 1/4 mile to the Yampa River.
N 40 32.702 W 106 26.424 Elev:
DeLorme 15:D5
Roads of Colorado 43:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 44:G5
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Louisville Yard

Directions to Heritage Park:
From the Boulder Turnpike, take Louisville Exit (S McCaslin Blvd)
Drive 0.5 miles North on McCaslin Blvd to West Cherry Street.
Travel approx. 0.2 East on W. Cherry Street to W. Dahlia Street.
Drive North and East 0.8 miles on W. Dahlia St. to West Hackberry Street.
Travel South on W. Hackberry St. to South Tyler Street.
Drive South on S. Tyler Street to West Fir Way.
Yard address is 545 W. Fir Way.
Please Stay in Car to not disturb birds.
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 80:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G8
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Near Louviers

From Interstate 25, take Highway 85 Exit.
Drive 0.3 miles west and take Hwy 85 North.
Travel 5.0 miles northwest on Hwy 85 to signed left turn to Louviers.
Small town, Post Office & Library easy to find.

To search for Northern Cardinal:
Park in area for Library next and walk up and down First Street.
Also try alley between First & Second Street.
Northern Cardinal visits feeder behind White House
(third house south of Main and First Streets)
usually around 3:00 PM in the afternoon.

To search for the pair of Lewis's Woodpeckers:
Travel west and north on Hwy 85 (past Sedalia) to West Airport Road.
Drive West on W. Airport Road to first left (N. Peterson Road).
Then drive South on N. Peterson Road for 0.6 miles.

Park in pullover next to slanted Ponderosa Pine Tree.
Woodpeckers come to snag and also fly to snag to south.
N 39 27.586 W 104 59.120 Elev: 5784'
DeLorme 50:A2
Roads of Colorado 81:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:F9
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Loveland Recreation Trail

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 West (exit 257)
Travel west approximately 5.5 miles west to Taft Avenue.
Drive South approx. 0.8 miles to Big Thompson River and Trail.

To Search for Blue-headed Vireo 5/5:
Walk between Taft Avenue & Wilson Avenue.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A8
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Loveland Recycle Center Pond

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 West (exit 257)
Lake Loveland is a reservoir bordered on the south by US 34
about a half mile west of US 287.
Continue past Hwy 287 for 2.0 miles to North Wilson Avenue.
Travel South on N. Wilson Avenue; West 1st Street is 1.2 miles
South of Hwy 34. The Recycle Center is just North of 1st Street.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:B8
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Loveland Reservoir

Take Interstate 25 to Loveland Exit (exit 250)
Travel west on highway 56 to County Road 17
Turn right (north) on County Road 17 to reservoir.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 64:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:C8
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Loveland Ski Basin & Loveland Pass

From Denver, take Interstate 70 West to Exit 216 (Highway 6)
(West side of Denver is Mile Marker 260)
At end of ramp, turn left and go under I70 bridge.
Then turn right and follow Hwy 6 west.
Continue 4 miles up (South) Hwy 6 to Loveland Pass' Summit
N 39 39.851 W 105 52.727 Elev: 12,027
DeLorme 38:C3
Roads of Colorado 79:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:C11
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Loveland Yard

Connie Kogler:
"Directions: From I-25, Exit 255, Loveland. Go west about 8 miles,
(you'll pass through about 5 traffic lights) until you come to the stop sign.
Go west 1/2 mile further and take a left on Single Tree Dr. Go up the hill
and left on Hay Wagon Ct. our number is 4778. We are the middle house.
Please call 970-622-9710 ONLY for directions if you get lost.
I'll be at work after 9 and won't be able to be on my cell. "
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A8
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Lowell Ponds Wildlife Area

From Interstate 70, take Exit 271B.
Drive West approximately 0.2 miles on West 48th Avenue to Lowell Blvd.
Travel North approx. 1.0 miles on Lowell Blvd to Property.
Ponds are on the West side of Lowell Blvd and just south of I76.
Colorado State Wildlife Pass required (Purchase at any sporting goods, also Wal-Mart).
DeLorme 40:B2
Roads of Colorado 80:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B8
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Lower Church Lake

From the Boulder Turnpike (Highway 36),
take the Hwy 287/Wadsworth Blvd Exit.
Travel South approx. 2.8 miles on Wadsworth Blvd (Hwy 121) to Church Ranch Blvd.
Drive East approx. 1.0 miles on Church Ranch Blvd to Old Wadsworth Blvd.
Then travel North less than a 1.0 miles on Old Wadsworth Blvd to Lake.
DeLorme 40:B2
Roads of Colorado 64:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:H8
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Lower Deluge Trail

Take I70 to exit 180, exit here and turn right onto the south frontage road.
Continue on this road about 2 miles to a small parking area on the left
just before the Gore Creek Campground.

Trail Highlights: There are 2 trailheads starting at this location.
After 0.1 miles, the Deluge Lake Trail turns left and the Gore Creek
Trail continues straight. Take this left onto the narrow trail which
heads north before curving and heading northeast the rest of the way.
The trail will pass through several boulder fields, and then cling
to a very steep slope as it climbs through aspen woods. Don’t step off
the trail’s downhill side to let other hikers pass. The trail climbs
steeply for the first 3 miles, gaining about 2,500 feet. At mile 3.2,
the trail drops to Deluge Creek where you need to find the tricky spot
to cross the creek. The trail is gentler now, and if it becomes confusing,
you can follow the creek to the lake where view to the Sawatch Range
and Mount of the Holy Cross emerge
DeLorme 37:D7
Roads of Colorado 78:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 73:D7
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Lower Hoffman Lake

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34, Exit 257.
Travel West approximately 3.2 miles on Hwy 34 to North Boise Avenue.
Drive North approx. 0.8 miles on N. Boise Avenue to Park Drive.
Travel East on Park Drive approx. 0.5 miles to Lower Hoffman Lake (south of Seven Lakes Park).
Upper Hoffman Lake is north, off of Mt. Evans Court (approx. 0.4 miles from Boise Avenue).
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A9
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Lower Latham Reservoir & Loloff Reservoir

From LaSalle (on Highway 85)
Go East on First Avenue; Turns into CR 50 just after railroad tracks
After 2.5 miles, turn South (Right) on CR 43
In 1.0 miles, turn East (Left) on CR 48
Check the many little pools along the South side of reservoir

From Denver there is a quicker way to Latham Reservoir (miss traffic on HW 85)
Take Interstate 76 East and North to Exit 34
Go North on Weld County Road 49 (paved) 16.2 miles to CR 48
Turn Left (West) to Latham Reservoir

Loloff Reservoir is East of Lower Latham Reservoir.
From Intersection of CR 48 & CR 49, drive 5.0 miles east to CR 57.
Turn North (Left) on CR 57 and travel 1.0 miles to CR 50.
Loloff is at the northeast corner of CR 57 & CR 50.
N 40 20.0565 W 104 38.6173 Elev: 4705'
DeLorme 31:B5
Roads of Colorado 49:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:B2
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Lower Piedra Campground (Forest Road 621)

From Highway 160 & 10th Street in Pagosa Springs,
Travel 22.0 miles West on Highway 160 to Forest Road 621.
(Grace's Warblers, sometimes Hooded Warblers).
DeLorme 87:C7
Roads of Colorado 155:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 123:E7
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Lowry's Westerly Creek Dam and Wetlands

From Interstate 225, take Alameda Avenue, Exit 8.
Travel 3.6 miles West on Alameda Avenue to Fairmount Drive.
Drive North on Fairmount to Lowry Blvd.
Travel 0.8 miles east on Lowry Blvd to Yosemite.
Drive 0.2 miles south on Yosemite to Sports Park Drive.
Travel 0.1 miles west to parking for area.

9/10/2009; location for American Bittern, north along creek.
Trail to Reservoir to south.
DeLorme 40:C3
Roads of Colorado 81:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C10
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Lowry Wetlands

From Interstate 225, take 6th Avenue Exit 9.
Travel West on 6th Avenue (at Dayton Street, turns into E. Lowry Blvd)
Continue West 3.6 miles on E. Lowry Blvd/6th Avenue to North Uinta Way.
Drive North on N. Uinta Way less than a mile to just South of 11th Avenue.
Wetlands on East side of Uinta, South of 11th.

Geese in area wander wetlands to Mira Vista Golf Course to southeast.
Check along Alameda Blvd, west of Havana Street for wandering birds.
DeLorme 40:C3
Roads of Colorado 81:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:C10
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Lee Martinez Park

From Interstate 25 Go West on Mulberry (exit 269)
Turn North on College Avenue
Then West (Left) on Cherry, Go 0.4 miles
Turn North (Right) on Sherwood to Lee Martinez Park (0.1 mile)

To Search for Winter Wren 1/24/2014: Leatherman;
"Head north on the bike trail leading out of the Martinez Park lot (there is a tennis court and
portapotty next to this parking lot), keep bearing to the left at trail intersections and end up
going west on the main bike trail. Eventually (few tenths of a mile), there is a bridge that goes
north over the river. Do not cross the river but continue west about 150 feet along the paved trail
until you see a social trail that angles off to the right that roughly parallels the bike trail
between the bike trail and the river. There is a large concrete structure (headgate aftermath?)
at the point where the bike trail and the social trail intersect. Go west on the social trail for
about a tenth of a mile, continually looking and listening to the area north of the social trail. "
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8
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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Lek

Highway 287 from Springfield, Colorado to Campo (22 miles)
East on CR J to CR 32 (8 miles)
South to CR G (2 miles)
East on CR G pass light tower (3 miles)
Continue on CR G to Culvert (1 mile)
Turn south here to Lek (1.2 mile)

Continue East on Baca CR G for 1.2 miles.
Turn South on two-wheel dirt road.
Good place to camp (just south of CR G)
LEPC have been seen 1.0-2.0 miles from CR G.
DeLorme 103:D7
Roads of Colorado 166:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 132:G3
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Little Red Park Area

From Steamboat, take County Road 129 north.
At Forest Road 550, turn east (right).
I usually camp at intersection of FR 550& FR 500.
Solomon Creek is just east of this intersection.
DeLorme 16:A2
Roads of Colorado 28:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 45:C12
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Little Snake Wildlife Area

From Maybelle, travel 17.0 miles north on County Road 19
CR 19 runs through property.
DeLorme 14:B1
Roads of Colorado 42:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 43:E11
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Lochbuie Ponds

From Interstate 76 travel northeast to Lochbuie Exit 25.
County Road 2 divides Weld County to the North, Adams County to the South.
DeLorme 31:D5
Roads of Colorado 65:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:F1
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Long Draw Reservoir

Approximately 70 miles West of Fort Collins on Highway 14
Turn South (Left) on Forest Road 156
Reservoir is 13 miles South of Highway 14
DeLorme 19:D5
Roads of Colorado 47:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 48:H1
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Long Pond

From Interstate 25, take Mountain Vista Road Exit (exit 271)
Go West 2.0 miles on Mountain Vista Road to Larimer County Road 11
Turn North (Right) on CR 11 and drive 0.5 miles to Country Club Road.
Turn West (Left) on Country Club Road
At Stop Sign turn left, continuing on Country Club Road

To search for Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9/19/2013:
1721 Cottonwood Point Drive
(right turn off Country Club Road)
(backyard feeder, birders welcomed)
DeLorme 20:C2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F9
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Lon Hagler Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Highway 402 Exit 255.
Drive 7.5 miles West on Hwy 402 to CR 21S.
Travel 0.5 miles South on CR 21S to Property.
DeLorme 30:B1
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:B8
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LSI Logic Company, Fort Collins

From Interstate 25, take the East Harmony Road, Exit 265.
Travel approximately 2.0 miles West on E. Harmony Road.
LSI Logic Building on North side of E. Harmony.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 49:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Lump Gulch Road

From Interstate 70, take Central City Parkway, Exit 243.
Travel approximately 11.6 miles North on Central City Parkway to Highway 119.
Drive North on Hwy 119 approximately 12.7 miles to Lump Gulch Road.
(Lump Gulch Road is approx. 1.3 miles south of Rollinsville).
DeLorme 39:A7
Roads of Colorado 64:A4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:H4
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Luna Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Highway 7 (Exit 229) and head East.
Instead of following highway 7 south, continue East on County Line Road (County Road 2)
After 0.5 miles, turn North (Left) on CR 11
Follow CR 2 up slope until you can scope lake to the right (East).
DeLorme 30:D3
Roads of Colorado 65:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G9
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Lykins Gulch

Property Property, please stay on Public Road.
From Interstate 25, take Lyons Exit 243 (Hwy 66).
Travel approximately 14.3 miles West on Hwy 66 to Hwy 36.
Drive approx. 2.8 miles South on Hwy 36 to St. Vrain Road.

Kentucky Warbler & Swamp Sparrow 5/13/2014:
(40.1749058,-105.2496591)
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:D6
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Lyle 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 Lyle Lake Trailhead (TR 1919). Trailhead approximately 18.4 miles from McWethy Road.

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 30.94 W 106 51.67 Elev: 11372'
DeLorme 47:B5
Roads of Colorado 93:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 86:C4
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Lyons Cemetery

From Interstate 25, take Lyons Exit 243 (Hwy 66).
Travel approx. 15.8 miles West on Hwy 66 to 3rd Avenue in Lyons.
Drive approx. 0.4 miles North on 3rd Avenue to Cemetery.
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:D6

Lyons Pond

From Interstate 25, take Highway 66, Exit 243.
Drive West approximately 22.0 miles on Hwy 66.
Pond is south of McConnell Drive and Hwy 66.
(near the U-Pump-It gas station)
DeLorme 30:C1
Roads of Colorado 64:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 62:D6
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Lyons Park

From Highway 50 and Highway 115 at Penrose,
Travel South and West approximately 4.4 miles on Hw2y 115 to Gumaer Avenue in Florence.
Drive North approximately 0.2 miles on Gumaer Avenue to East 5th Street.
Travel West approximtely 0.2 miles on E. 5th Street to Park.
DeLorme 72:A1
Roads of Colorado 112:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E8
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