Birding Spots of Colorado

(alphabetical)

Pagosa Springs Ponds

From Highway 160, approx. 4.0 miles West of Downtown Pagosa Springs,
Travel North on North Pagosa Blvd approximately 1.0 miles to pond.
DeLorme 88:B1
Roads of Colorado 156:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 123:D10
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Pagosa Springs Lake

From Highway 160, approximately 3 miles West of Downtown Pagosa Springs
Turn Right (North) on Piedra Road (just before Super 8 Motel)
Continue on Piedra Road about 2 miles; Pagosa Springs Lake is on Left
DeLorme 88:B1
Roads of Colorado 156:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 123:D10
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Paint Mines Interpretive Park

From the southeast side of Colorado Springs, Power Road & Hwy 24,
Travel approximately 29.1 miles West on Hwy 24 to North Calhan Hwy in Calhan.
Drive South approx. 0.9 miles on N. Calhan Hwy to Paint Mine Road.
Travel approx. 2.0 miles East and South on Paint Mine Road to Park Entrance.
DeLorme 96:D1
Roads of Colorado 98:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 90:D5
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Palisade Area

From Interstate 70, take the Palisade Exit 42 (not 44).
Drive South for 0.4 miles on 37.3 road to G.4 Road.
Travel West on G.4 road for 0.5 miles to Pope's Orchard.
Woodpeckers are in large cottonwoods on north side of G.4.
DeLorme 43:D6
Roads of Colorado 89:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 83:C8
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Palmer Lake

From Colorado Springs, Interstate 25, take Exit 161.
Drive North approximately 3.0 miles on South Highway 105.
Palmer Lake is on East side of Hwy 105 behind Lucretia Vaile Museum.

Willows along Monument Creek near
Palmer Lake Reservoir Trailhead.
The trailhead parking lot is accessible from Palmer Lake,
via South Valley Road and the one way Old Carriage Road

From Denver, Interstate 25, take Exit 163.
Drive West 2.7 miles to Palmer Lake.
DeLorme 50:D3
Roads of Colorado 97:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:C11
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Palmer Park, Burlington

From Interstate 70 and Highway 385, take Burlington Exit 437.
Travel approximately 0.2 miles North on Hwy 385 to Fay Street.
Drive approx. 0.1 miles East on Fay Street to Judy Street.
Then less than 0.2 miles South on Judy Street to Park.
DeLorme 102:C3
Roads of Colorado 102:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 80:H4
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Panama Reservoir #1

From Interstate 25, take Highway 52 Exit (Exit 235)
Drive West Approximately 5.5 miles on Hwy 52 to Reservoir (1 mile East of Hwy 287)

North side of Reservoir can be reached by traveling to Highway 287
Turn North on highway 287 and drive to Oxford
Take Oxford East to 115th street; south on 115th street to reservoir.
DeLorme 30:D2
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E8
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Pancake Rocks Trail

From Interstate 25 & Hwy 24 in Colorado Springs;
Take Highway 24 West 25 miles to Divide and Hwy 67.
Travel south on Highway 67 approximately 9.0 miles past the old Little Ike tunnel.
Look for parking on left, wark here and walk to Horsethief Falls (steep for first 1.5 miles).
After about a mile you come to sign for Falls and Pancake Rocks trail.
It's another 1/2 mile to falls; 2.0 miles in other direction to Pancake Rocks.
DeLorme 62:C2
Roads of Colorado 112:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G8

Paonia-Crawford Road Stock Pond

From Crawford, take Highway 92 North to Crawford Road (39.00 Road).
Drive North on Crawford Road to Davis Road (G.00 Lane).
Long-tailed Ducks 5/2/2010:
Stock Pond along Crawford Road across from Davis Road.

Crawford is approximately 32 miles from Delta (Hwy 92)
Approximately 11 miles from Hotchkiss.
DeLorme 57:C5
Roads of Colorado 107:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 84:H4
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Paradox Pond In Paradox Valley

From Grand Junction, take Highway 50 South toward Delta.
At Whitewater, take Highway 141 West toward Naturita.

Just West of Naturita while traveling on Highway 141,
turn South on Highway 90 (92 miles from Whitewater intersection).
Travel 20.0 miles West on Hwy 90 to Bedrock.
At Montrose County Road W5 (a further 2.3 miles), turn North.
(If you pass 6.75 Road while on Hwy 90, you went too far)!
Follow until W5 turns West, private pond can be scoped from here.
DeLorme 64:B1
Roads of Colorado 104:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 94:E2
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Park County Road 56 (Lost Park Road)

From I70 and 470, west side of Denver, take Exit 260.
Drive south on 470 approximately 10 miles to Highway 285.
Travel southwest on Hwy 285 approx. 50.8 miles to Park County Road 56.

American Three-toed Woodpecker 8/14/2015:
Drive southeast on CR 56 approx. 6.6 miles to CR 39 (stay left at fork).
Travel northeast on CR 39 to spot (staying right at forks).
DeLorme 49:A5
Roads of Colorado 79:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:G4
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Park Creek Reservoir

Interstate 25 North of Fort Collins, 23 miles to exit 293
Drive West approximately 5.7 miles on Buckeye Road to North County Road 15.
Travel South approx. 2.0 miles on N. CR 15 to CR 78.
Drive West approx. 1.0 miles on CR 78 to N. CR 17.
Travel North approx. 1.0 miles on CR 17 to CR 80.
Drive West approx. 3.7 miles on CR 80 to Reservoir.
DeLorme 20:A1
Roads of Colorado 32:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:C7
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Parker Regional Park and 20 Mile Pond

Take Highway 83 South out of Parker
From Main Street intersection in Parker, go south for 1.2 miles.
Turn right on Indian Pipe Lane to parking lot on right.
Watch for Park on West (Right) side of road
There is a Day care Center at the South end of parking area

Nearby Pond on 20-mile Road:
From Main Street & Highway 83 intersection in Parker, go west.
From Main Street, turn South at 3rd stoplight onto 20-mile Road.
Pond is 2/10 miles along 20-mile Road; west side of Road.

Adjacent Sod Farm is observed by:
From Main Street, drive 1.5 miles West on Main Street
At Motsenbocker, turn left and drive 1.5 miles South to field.
N 39 30.0975 W 105 19.8246 Elev: 6849'
DeLorme 41:D4
Roads of Colorado 81:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:F12
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Parker Field

From I225 and Parker Road, drive approximately 10.0 miles south on Parker Road to East Lincoln Avenue.
Travel west approx. 0.4 miles on E. Lincoln Avenue to South Twenty Mile Road.
Drive South approx. 0.3 miles on S. Twenty Mile Road to Lincoln Meadows Road.

From I25 and East Lincoln Avenue (Exit 193), drive approx. 5.0 miles East to S. Twenty Mile Road.
Drive South approx. 0.3 miles on S. Twenty Mile Road to Lincoln Meadows Road.

Cassin's Sparrow 4/10/2015 (Greg Schrab):
large vacant field west of Parker Police Dept on Dransfeldt Road and bordering 20 Mile Road on west.
Right by red and white "Lincoln Meadows" real estate sign on western edge of field.
DeLorme 31:D4
Roads of Colorado 81:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:E11
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Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space

From I225 and Parker Road (Exit 4),
Travel approximately 6.4 miles South on Parker Road to East Broncos Parkway.
Turn right onto E. Broncos Pkway and travel west.
In 0.4 miles make a U-turn at East Jamison Drive.
Turn Right in 141 feet, then right again in 125 feet into parking lot.
DeLorme 40:D3
Roads of Colorado 81:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:D10

Parkfield Lake

From Interstate 70, take Chambers Road, Exit 284.
Drive North approximately 1.3 miles on Chambers Road to 53rd Avenue.
Travel approx. 0.4 miles East on 53rd Avenue to Lake.
DeLorme 41:B4
Roads of Colorado 81:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B11
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Parkside Center Pond

From Interstate 25, Take Highway 7, Exit 229.
Travel West approximately 3.0 miles on Hwy 7 to Lowell Blvd.
Drive South 0.1 miles on Lowell Blvd to Indian Peaks Parkway.
Travel 0.1 miles East on Indian Peaks Parkway to Parkside Center Drive.
Another 0.1 miles South on Parkside Center Drive; Pond to west.
DeLorme 30:D2
Roads of Colorado 65:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:G9
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Parmer Park

From Interstate 70 at Burlington, take Highway 385, Exit 437.
Drive North, Parmer Park is just northeast of intersection.
DeLorme 102:C4
Roads of Colorado 102:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 80:H4
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Parrish Ranch RV Resort & Event Center

Nick Komar:
"To reach this location, go south on US 287 from Berthoud, or north from
Longmont, and turn west on Larimer CR4 (Wagon Wheel Rd.). After three to four miles,
turn left on dirt road that is signed for "Parrish Ranch" (if CR4 curves to the
north, you went too far). Proceed south on dirt road about 1 mile. The road
curves to the west alongside the Little Thompson River and comes to the gate
for the RV Resort and Event Center (signed). We parked at the gate.

The sparrow seems to have a large territory, but one of its favorite spots is
behind a large lean-to shed that harbors some old vehicles, just to the right
(north) of the gate. It also favored the bramble along the entrance road just
beyond the tent/teepee campground."
DeLorme 41:D4
Roads of Colorado 64:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D7
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DOW Fishing Pullover Near Parshall

From Interstate 70, Highway 40, Exit 232 (50 miles West of Denver)
Take Highway 40 North for 37 miles to Granby.
Continue on Highway 40 for another 14.5 miles to Parshall.

I believe a faster way because of flatter terrain would be to
take I70 to Silverthorne/Dillon Exit 205 (75 miles West of Denver).
Drive North on Highway 9 for 38 miles to Kremmling.
Travel 13.0 miles East on Highway 40 to Parshall.

To Search for Tennessee Warbler of 5/26:
It was seen in the Colorado Division of Wildlife, fishing pullout area,
in Cottonwood trees, which were growing next to the Colorado river.
This area is the first fishing pullout area, after you go through
Parshall, heading north, on 40. It is not the second, Division of
Wildlife fishing pullout, after you go through the town of Parshall.
Heading west from Parshall, the area is on the left, and labeled.
Walking down to the Colorado River requires rubber boots; area is flooded.
DeLorme 28:D1
Roads of Colorado 62:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 61:F8
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Pattridge Park Open Space

From Interstate 70 and Highway 6, Golden
(Exit 261 or Exit 262, depending upon which direction you are coming)
Travel North on Hwy 6 (becomes Hwy 93) approx. 10.5 miles to W. 82nd Ave.
Drive East approx. 1.0 miles on West 82nd Avenue to Parking Lot.
DeLorme 40:A1
Roads of Colorado 80:B1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:A7
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Pastorius Reservoir

From Durango, go 8 miles East on Highway 160
Turn South (Right) on Hwy 172 for 2 miles
Travel South on County Road 302
After 1 mile, turn West (Right) on County Road 304
Reservoir is 1/2 mile to West

To search for Pine Warbler 5/4/2014:
Jim Beatty: "It was in the PJ north of the old inlet ditch (the one without any water)
on the east side with a small group of yellow-rumped warblers. Park at loop on east side,
cross the metal bridge and take the path to the right toward the PJ in the northeast corner.
The bird was just about 100-150 yards from the bridge in the larger PJs."

DeLorme 86:C3
Roads of Colorado 154:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 122:E3
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Pathfinder Regional Park

Pathfinder Regional Park is the future home of the Recreation District's
outdoor sports fields and Fremont County's Activities Center and 4H facilities.
Located just East of Cañon City, North of Highway 115, the 180 acres will provide
the community with a Regional Park full of recreation opportunities.

From Pueblo:
1. From I-25 exit 101, west on US-50 (24.5 miles) to Hwy-115.
2. South (left) on Hwy-115 (7.5 miles), through Florence, to Pathfinder Regional Park.
3. Pathfinder Regional Park is on the north side.
From Canon City:
1. East on US-50 to Mckenzie Ave, at the Home Depot.
2. South (right) on Mckenzie Ave (2.3 miles) to Hwy-115.
3. East (left) on Hwy 115 (1.8 miles) to Pathfinder Regional Park.
4. Pathfinder Regional Park is on the north side.
DeLorme 72:A1
Roads of Colorado 112:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E8
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Paulsen Home

From Highway 50, near Lamar, take Hwy 196 (CR 8) North for 6 miles.
(before the big curve turn left at Lamar Truck Plaza)
Big white house with large cottonwood trees
on corner of CR 7 & CR SS.
DeLorme 99:D7
Roads of Colorado 134:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 105:G11
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Pawnee National Grasslands Snowy Owl

From Interstate 25 at Fort Collins, take Highway 14, Exit 269.
Travel approximately 20.8 miles East on Hwy 14 to Weld County Road 49.
Drive approx. 13.0 miles North on CR 49 to CR 108.

To Search for Snowy Owl 2/13/2012:
Reported 0.6 miles north of CR 108, 75 yds east of CR 49.
(Also check north of CR 106 and owl will wander).
DeLorme 21:B6
Roads of Colorado 49:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 50:D2
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Payne's Siding amp; Oasis Reservoir

From Delta, travel CO 92, east from intersection with US 50
Travel 10.5 miles on CO 92 to County Road 25.
Drive North on CR 25 for 1.5 miles (road climbs uphill at this point).
Look back at Hwy 92 to view pond.

Oasis Reservoir is on South side of US 50. Both are private
property and must be scoped from public roads.
DeLorme 56:B2
Roads of Colorado 106:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 84:G2
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Peach Valley

From Delta, drive east on Hwy 92 to Austin.
At Austin, take County Road 22.00 approx. 3.7 miles South to F.00 Road.
Travel East approx. 0.8 miles on F.00 Road until it turns into 24.50 Road
(That's Peach Valley Road; Sage Sparrows, Quail, etc.).
DeLorme 56:C2
Roads of Colorado 106:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 84:H1
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Peanut Lake

From Highway 135 heading into Crested Butte, continue to Elk Avenue.
Drive 0.4 miles West on Elk Avenue to 1st Street.
Travel 0.3 miles North on 1st Street to Butte Avenue.
Drive West on Butte Avenue (turns into Peanut Lake Road) to Peanut Lake.
DeLorme 58:B2
Roads of Colorado 92:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 85:F11
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Pearl East Circle, Boulder

Traveling to Boulder on Turnpike Highway 36, continue North on Foothills Parkway
(0.6 miles north of Arapahoe Avenue & Foothills Parkway)
At Pearl Parkway, turn right and Drive East on Pearl Parkway.
In 0.2 miles, turn South at Pearl East Circle.
Worm-eating Warbler 11/13/2011 was in Pines north of Railroad Tracks.
DeLorme 30:D1
Roads of Colorado 64:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F7
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Pearl Lake State Park

From Steamboat Springs, go west for 2 miles on Hwy 40 to CR 129.
Travel 23.0 miles on CR 129 to Pearl Lake Road (CR 200).
Drive East 2.0 miles on Pearl Lake Road to State Park (fee area).
DeLorme 16:B2
Roads of Colorado 45:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 45:D12
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Pearson Park

From Interstate 25, north of Denver, Take Erie, Exit 235.
Travel East approximately 8.5 miles on Hwy 52 (hwy 14) to Pearson Park.
DeLorme 34:D1
Roads of Colorado 65:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:E11
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Pelican Lakes Golf Course

From Interstate 25, take Highway 392 Exit 262.
Drive East 4.4 miles on Highway 392 to Highway 257 in Windsor.
Travel South 1.0 miles on Hwy 257 and drive to Eastman Park Drive.
Drive West on Eastman Park Drive to Water Valley Parkway.
Travel South 0.5 miles on Water Valley Parkway past Habitat Bay.
Check Island to Southwest of Bridge along Water Valley Parkway
after you drive past Habitat Bay & Pelican Lakes GC.
The Pelican has been moving from Pelican Lake to Rock Bridge Lake (6/12).
RBL is west and reached by continuing West on Eastman Park Drive.
Turn South on 17 Road of Water Valley Parkway and look to Lake on East side of Road.
DeLorme 30:A3
Roads of Colorado 49:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:H10
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Pella Crossing Park

From Interstate 25, take Exit 243.
Drive West 10.5 miles on Highway 66 to 75th Street.
Travel South on 75th street 1.0 miles to Hygiene Road.
Park is 1/4 mile south of Hygiene Road & 75th street.
N 40 11.028 W 105 10.623 Elev: 5084'
DeLorme 30:C2
Roads of Colorado 64:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:D7
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Perch Pond

From Craig drive south on Highway 13 to Perch Pond.
From Meeker, drive north on Highway 13 to Perch Pond.
Located about halfway between the two towns.
N 40 21.2799 W 107 37.2592 Elev:
DeLorme 24:B3
Roads of Colorado 43:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 58:B5
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Pikes Peak

From Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs, take Highway 24, Exit 141.
Travel 9.5 miles West on Hwy 24 to Cascade and the exit for the Pikes Peak Tollway.
Continue West on Tollway to Pikes Peak (fee area).
DeLorme 62:A3
Roads of Colorado 113:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:F10
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Pioneer Park

From Interstate 76, take Highway 6, Exit 125.
Travel West and South approximately 2.0 miles on Hwy 6 to Hwy 14.
Drive West approximately 1.8 miles on Highway 14 to CR 37 and Pioneer Park.
DeLorme 95:B5
Roads of Colorado 52:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 52:F5
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Plum Creek Trail

From Interstate 25 at Castle Rock, take Wilcox Street, Exit 182.
Drive south 0.6 miles to Second Street.
Turn east (left) and park immediately on the south side
of Second Street, across from Dazbogs Coffee.

To search for Carolina Wren 6/12/2012:
Latest (6/13 & 6/14): From intersection of the two trails below:
A short ways south, there is a bench on the east side of
the trail and the Carolina Wren was seen just south
perhaps 10-20 feet.

6/12: Walk on the side walk that becomes the Plum Creek path,
going under the bridge (Wilcox Street to west).
Go west 100 yards or so to where another paved path
meets the Plum Creek trail.
The bird is singing sporadically from the trees here.
DeLorme 50:B3
Roads of Colorado 81:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:G11
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Pond Along Pena Blvd; AKA: Emerald Strand Pond

From Interstate 70, take Chambers Road, Exit 283.
Drive North on Chambers Road to 40th Avenue.
Travel East on 40th Avenue to Road just before Pena Blvd.
Drive North to small pond.
(Road temporarily closed due to construction. Walk In!

BETTER WAY:
From Interstate 70, take Chambers Road, Exit 283.
Drive North on Chambers Road to 40th Avenue.
Travel East on 40th Avenue to Kittredge Street
Drive 0.1 miles North on Kittredge to Emerald Strand Trail and Pond

To Search for White-winged Scoter and Greater Scaup 11/1:
Scope Crested Lake to West. Emerald Strand Pond to East.
DeLorme 41:B4
Roads of Colorado 81:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B11
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Pennock Pass

NOTE: be sure to read third choice below! From Interstate 25, take Highway 14 (Exit 269).
Drive West on Hwy 14 (Mulberry) to west side of Fort Collins.
You pass Mishawaka in 29.0 miles (from I25).

From here you have two choices; I recommend number 2.

1. Continue past Mishawaka 13.0 miles to CR 63E (just east of Eggers).
Turn South on CR 63E and follow it to sign to Pennock Pass.
(Sign is about 12 miles or so from Hwy 14).
Turn east on CR 44H and continue to summit.
Return to Fort Collins by #2 (reversed of course).

2. Turn south on Stove Prairie Road (CR 27), 3.0 miles west of Mishawaka.
Follow Stove Prairie Road (CR 27) 8.8 miles to CR 44H (marked well).
Turn west on CR 44H to Pennock Pass summit.

Summit is marked by wooden fence (but no sign).
From either direction you coming from, you go from driving up to starting downhill.
(Sounds elementary, however in the dark, it can be confusing and change is slight.)
(It was the only fence that we crossed through during the drive.)

If you come from the East (number 2 route).
Set trip meter to zero at Stove Prairie Road & CR 44H.
You cross cattle guards at:
1st: 10.9 miles; 2nd: 11.5 miles; 3rd: 12.5 miles
Best FLOW location is 13.0 miles
Then try 0.1 mile intervals (especially west from there)
The owls reported by me were at 13.0 miles west of above intersection.
Ehlmann found FLOW at 13.2 on 8/17/2005
Continuing west on 44H to 63E, Highway 14 is 29.2 mileage.
(I will let you reverse for approach from the west).
DeLorme 19:D7
Roads of Colorado 47:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 48:G4

Choice 3 (I discovered a faster route and have been using the past two years:
From Interstate 25, take Highway 34, exit 257.
Drive West approximately 10.7 miles on Hwy 34 to Larimer County Road 27.
Travel North approximately 15.9 miles on CR 27 to CR 44H.
Drive west to Pennock Pass.
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Penrose

Address is 518 A street, Penrose.
Take 115 south from Colorado Springs
Turn west (right) on 3rd Street. Head west for 5 blocks.
Turn south (left) on A street, head south for 2 1/2 blocks.
House on the left (east) side of the road.
(address on the mailbox, house sits back in from the road A)

Alternately, if you're coming from Pueblo, take highway 50 west.
Turn north (right) on 115, then turn west (left) on 6th street.
Head west about 5 blocks.
When you cross B street, the road turns to dirt,
then in one more block, it turns north onto A street.
Continue north to house on east (right).

Also check neighborhood and Brush Hollow Wildlife Area
(especially below dam at dump).
DeLorme 72:A2
Roads of Colorado
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:D9
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Perry Park

To Search For Summer Tanager 9/18:
Directions according to Hugh Kingery:

"Directions are as follows: Get to Colorado Highway 105 which goes
from Sedalia to Palmer Lake (from the south get off I-25 at Larkspur;
maybe also from the north). From 105 go west on Red Rocks Drive
2.2 miles. [Red Rock is 3-4 miles straight west of Larkspur.]
Turn Right on Perry Park Road; continue 0.8 mile north along
Bear Creek (don't go left) past golf club and lake (the lake
shows on the De Lorme atlas map) [or 0.2 mile north of the dam.]
You'll see a brand-new bridge over Bear Creek, on the left,
[Country Club Drive]. Allan saw the tanager upstream from the bridge.

Directional notes of interest:
1. My DeLorme doesn't show the current road setup; Perry Park Rd.
now goes north along Bear Creek (where you should go) as well as
west away from it where you don't want to go. A new development
I suppose the golf course is part of it) has resulted in improved
roads, including the one that connects Country Club Drive to the bridge.
2. Perry Park Rd. has evolved into Perry Park Blvd.
3. Red Rock Road has evolved into Red Rock Drive.
4. CH 105 is also called Perry Park Road, from the Red Rock
connection south. Do not let this mislead you. The one you
are looking for is a different, or disconnected Perry Park Road
(or Blvd., I guess) on the west end of Red Rock. "
DeLorme 50:C3
Roads of Colorado 97:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:C10
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Peyton Highway

From East side of Colorado Springs, Powers Blvd & Highway 24;
Take Highway 24/94 East and stay on Highway 94 when they split at 1.7 miles.
You reach Peyton Highway 12.5 miles after fork of Hwys 24 & 94.

To search for Cassin's & Grasshopper Sparrows:
Drive South on Peyton Road.
Sparrows observed during the next 20 mile drive.
DeLorme 63:B7
Roads of Colorado 98:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 90:D3
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Phantom Canyon

From Interstate 25 at Pueblo, take Highway 50 Exit 101.
Drive West approx. 29.0 miles on Hwy 50 to Fremont County Road 67.
(Just north of Airport; Phantom Canyon Road).
(Pygmy Owls up road; one of the few places to find Spotted Owls).
DeLorme 62:C2
Roads of Colorado 112:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:D8
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Phil's World Trail

From Main Ave. (Hwy 550) in Durango turn West onto US Highway 160,
this turn is on the South end of Durango just south of College Drive at a stoplight.
Stay on this highway for roughly 40 miles, this will take you through Hesperus and
then the small town of Mancos. The parking lot for the trailhead will be on the
right-hand side (North) of Highway 160 before you reach Cortez.

If traveling from Cortez, the trailhead is approximately 4 miles
East of town on the left side (North) of Highway 160.
Latitude: 37.3482, Longitude: -108.4987 Elevation: 6,360 feet
DeLorme 85:B4
Roads of Colorado 137:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 120:C6
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Piceance Wildlife Area

Squares Ranch:
From Meeker, travel 20.0 miles west on highway 64 to CR 5
Take CR 5 (Piceance Road) south 9.0 miles to edge of boundary.

Square's Summer Place:
From Meeker, travel 20.0 miles west on highway 64 to CR 5
Take CR 5 (Piceance Road) south 17 miles to CR 26 (Black Sulphur Creek Road)
Go 20.0 miles west on CR 26 to eastern entrance.

Yellow Creek Unit:
From Meeker, travel 20.0 miles west on highway 64 to CR 5
Take CR 5, 6.0 miles south to CR 20 (dirt road)
then drive 5.0 miles west to Yellow Creek Road.

Little Hills Experimental Station:
From Meeker, travel 20.0 miles west on highway 64 to CR 5
Go south 7.0 miles to Dry Fork turn-off and follow signs to station.
DeLorme 23:D7
Roads of Colorado 58:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 57:F10
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Picket Wire Canyonlands

From La Junta, take Highway 109 13.0 miles to CR 802.
Travel West on CR 802 for 8.0 miles to CR 25.
Drive South on CR 25 to Sign for Canyon in approximately 6.0 miles.
DeLorme 100:B3
Roads of Colorado 148:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 117:G12
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Picture Canyon & North Canyon

From Springfield, travel south on highway 385 to County Road M
Turn west (right) on CR M and drive to CR 17
At CR 18, turn south (left) and go to entrance (about 11.0 miles).
(Note: County Road 18 may be marked CR 17; follow Brown sign to Picture Canyon)
North Canyon can be reached by hiking 3.0 miles from entrance to Picture Canyon
or hiking Picture Canyon to Oklahoma and then turning west!
DeLorme 101:D6
Roads of Colorado 166:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 131:G10
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Phillips County Road 2 & Sand Hills

From Highways 385 & Highway 6 in Holyoke,
travel 10.0 miles South on Highway 385 to County Road 2.
Drive West on CR 2 toward CR 35.
Look for Flooded Fields along the way.
CR 35 is approx. 5.5 miles west of Hwy 385.
DeLorme 102:C1
Roads of Colorado 54:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 54:H2
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Phillips County Road 35 & Sand Hills

From Holyoke, travel 4.0 miles South on Highway 385 to County Road 14.
Drive West 2.0 miles on CR 14 to CR 35.
Travel South on CR 35.
The Sand Hills start in approx. 2.0 miles.

At County Road 2, turn east to flooded fields.
DeLorme 102:C1
Roads of Colorado 54:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 54:H2
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Phillips County Road 51

From Highway 6 & Hwy 385 in Holyoke,
travel 4.0 miles South on Highway 385 to County Road 14.
Drive 6.0 miles East on CR 14 to CR 51.
Traveling North on CR 51, it ends in 1.0 miles.
Best grove of trees is 0.5 miles north of CR 51 & CR 14.
DeLorme 102:C1
Roads of Colorado 54:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 54:G4
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Pike National Forest & Pine Valley Ranch Park

Revised Directions and Recent Reports (below) of Pike NF Woodpeckers!

One route and probably the best follows Joe Roller's suggestions:
If wet and rainy, a 4WD vehicle might be quite useful! (But I did not find necessary)
From Bailey, CO; take CR 68 east. (Set Odometer to zero!)
After 0.5 miles, road crosses creek; after 1.3 miles road turns to gravel.
At 5.1 miles, take left fork Forest Road 549
7.0 miles from Bailey, take left fork, Forest Road 553 (sign here, Firewood Area)
In 0.4 miles stay straight; do not take road to Firewood Area
At 8.2 miles from Bailey, take left fork; Forest Road 552
Parking Area to Trailheads at 8.9 miles from Bailey!

The other route is by way of Pine Valley Ranch Park and Buffalo Creek.
Both ways are close to same distance. Pine Junction to Buffalo Creek to FR 550 is paved road.
Take Highway 285 southwest out of Denver
Travel to Pine Junction (See below for best trails to woodpecker locations!)
At Pine Junction take Pine Valley Road (Pine Gulch Road) east
Drive past Pine Valley Ranch Park (6.0 miles)
Continue for 4.0 miles to Buffalo Creek Work Center
(Trail Maps here on Bulletin board at entrance)

Continue Past Work Center for 4.0 miles and turn west on Forest Road 550.
Tramway Trail and Creek is approximately 4.5 miles from intersection of CO 126 and FR 550.
(There is locked gate to Tramway camp on south side of road; Tramway Creek Trail is on north side.)
Continuing on west, at intersection of FR 549 and FR 550, take right fork.
At 8.2 miles from paved highway take right fork again; sign to EOS Mill.
This puts you on FR 553, which continues to FR 552 and Skipper Trailhead in about 1.8 miles.

Note: The plank bridge over Buck Creek is reached from Skipper Trailhead.
Hike East approximately 0.5 miles to Buck Creek and bridge.

Note: The park boundary sign mentioned is also reached from Skipper Trailhead.
From Trailhead, take Buck Gulch Trail approximately 0.75 miles north to sign.
N 39 24.4995 W 105 19.8246 Elev: 6849'
DeLorme 49:A7
Roads of Colorado 80:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 74:G5
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Pikes Peak

From Colorado Springs and I25, take Highway 24 Exit 141.
Travel approx. 9.5 miles west on Hwy 24 to Pikes Peak Toll Road.
DeLorme 62:B2
Roads of Colorado 113:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:F10
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Pikes Stockade

From Fort Garland, take Highway 160 west to Alamosa.
In Alamosa, Highway 160 becomes Main Street.
Go south on State Street and proceed to 12th Street.
Turn left on 12th Street (S-112 Road) and follow it out of town.
Note that 12th Street becomes South River Road.
It is paved until it reaches Conejos County (now CR 24).
Stay on this road for 17 miles and you will reach
the entrance gate of the Pike’s Stockade.
DeLorme 90:B4
Roads of Colorado 159:D2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 125:D12
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Pinello Ranch (Fee Area)

4940 S. US Hwy 85/87, CoSpgs, 8091
Take South Academy Exit from I-25, exit #135. At the bottom of the exit ramp,
turn left heading north on Academy Blvd. Approximately 1/4 mile on right exit
onto Hwy 85. Turn right onto Hwy 85 and take first right into Pinello Ranch.
Drive straight, passing through the main gate, down a hill and you will be shown where to park.
Directions: http://aikenaudubon.com/birding/local-birding/pinello-ranch/
DeLorme 63:B4
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G12
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Pine Ridge Natural Area

From Interstate 25, take Harmony Road Exit 265.
Drive 5.5 miles West on Harmony Road to South Shields Street.
Take Shields St. 2.0 miles North to West Drake Road.
Travel 2.0 miles West on Drake Road to South Overland Trail.
Drive 0.3 miles North on Overland Trail to 42C Road.
Travel West 0.7 miles on 42C Road and around to Pine Ridge Natural Area.
DeLorme 20:D1
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G8
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Pine River Park & Bayfield

Park is along Los Pinos River, off Business Highway 160.
DeLorme 87:C5
Roads of Colorado 155:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 122:E5
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Pinery Pond, Parker

From Interstate 225, take Parker Road Exit.
Drive South on Parker Road to town of Parker.
Continue south from Parker on Parker Road to the North Pinery entrance.
Turn left (east) and take your 1st right on Lakeview. Follow Lakeview
for about 1/2 mile to Lakeshore. Turn right and the lake is about 1/4
mile on the right.
DeLorme 51:A4
Roads of Colorado 81:E3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:F12
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Pinewoods Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Exit 255.
Drive West on Highway 402 approximately 9.0 miles to CR 23E
Travel North on CR 23E 1.0 miles to CR 20 (1st street)
Turn West on CR 20 and drive to CR 29 Road.
Travel South on 29 Road a short distance to CR 18E
Drive West on CR 18E approximately 6 miles to lake.
DeLorme 30:A2
Roads of Colorado 48:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:B8
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Piney Lake

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.
DeLorme 37:C6
Roads of Colorado 78:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 72:C6
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Pingree Park, CU Campus

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.

It is located northwest of the city of Fort Collins,
25 miles (40 km) up Highway 14 (from junction Hwy 14 & Hwy 285)
in the Poudre Canyon
and then another 16 miles (26 km) on the dirt
Pingree Park access road in Larimer County.
DeLorme 19:D 6
Roads of Colorado 47:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 48:G3
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Pinyon Mesa

From Monument Road in the Colorado National Monument,
take the paved DS.00 Road to Glade Park (5.7 miles).
Continue through Glade Park to 5.7 Road (19.2 miles from CNM).

To search for Black Rosy Finches (10/23):
Continue south on 5.7 Road for 10.9 miles.
(This road always requires 4WD Road, still not always passable).
DeLorme 54:A1
Roads of Colorado 88:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:F2
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Plaster Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take West 120th Avenue Exit 223.
Drive West 0.4 miles on 120th Avenue to North Huron Street.
Travel North 2.0 miles on N. Huron Street to 136th Avenue.
Drive West 1.6 miles on 136th Avenue to Plaster Circle.
DeLorme 40:A2
Roads of Colorado 65:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:H9
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Platte River Road

Take Highway 285 south out of Denver to Conifer (28 miles)
Turn East (Left) 0.5 miles south of Conifer on Foxton Road
Drive 12.0 Miles Southeast on Foxton Road to Platte River Road. Travel 3.9 miles east on Platte River Road (CR 96) to yard.

Varied Thrush (12/10-12/13/2012) Judy Carrier:
"The Varied Thrush feeds from a seed tray hanging in a tree nearest our cabin and
flies in/out of a stand of scrub oak along our fence line and south of the yard feeders.
The stand of scrub oak, along the fence line and our feeders are easily visible from
Platte River Road and from the road leading uphill to our cabin. He was feeding on
the tray again this morning (Thursday) at 7am. He has continued to come to the feed tray
off/on during the day. He has not been seen at the other feeders in the yard….only the tray feeder hanging in the tree.

At 3.8 miles you will see our cabin and yard feeders up the hill on your left.
You will find room to park along Platte River Road or on the drive way up to our cabin.
My day phone is 303-302-6125 and home number after 1pm is 303-838-0239"

Acorn Woodpecker (7/7-7/8):
Flies from feeders to across river to dead pines.
DeLorme 50:A1
Roads of Colorado 80:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:F7

Platoro Reservoir

From Antonito drive approx. 22.7 miles on Hwy 17 to Forest Road 250.
Travel North on FR 250 24.5 miles to FR 247.
Drive Westward on FR 247 to property.
(Lake not great, but surrounding forest is good. Boreal Owls possible.
DeLorme 89:B5
Roads of Colorado 157:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 124:C4
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Platte Canyon Reservoir

From C470 and Wadsworth Blvd in southwest Denver,
Travel South on Wadsworth Blvd (turns into Platte Canyon Road (Hwy 121).
Turn left in 4.5 miles to West Waterton Road and follow it across the S. Platte River.
The reservoir is approximately 0.6 miles uphill and north of Waterton Road.
(This is a busy road, park and walk with caution.)
DeLorme 50:A2
Roads of Colorado 80:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:F8
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Pleasant Valley and Lake Canal

From Interstate 25, take Prospect Road, Exit 268.
Travel West on Prospect Road to Cedarwood Drive.
The Canal is just west of Cedarwood Drive.

Mourning Warbler 9/8/2013:
40.5687602,-105.1275194
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G8
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Pleasure Park

From Interstate 70, take Glenwood Springs Exit 116.
Travel South approximately 12.0 miles on Highway 82 to Highway 133
Drive South and West on Highway 133 approx. 67.0 miles to Hotchkiss.
At Hwy 133 and Hwy 92, travel 6.0 miles west on Hwy 92.
After second railroad crossing, look for sign south to Park.
Drive 1.0 miles south to Park.

To Search for Black Phoebe 8/28/2009:
Phoebe was 300 yards up main Gunnison from Confluence with North Fork.
Cross North Fork and walk up east bank of Gunnison.
Look around first large Russian Olive Tree.
Phoebe was foraging from there to several hundred yards upstream.
It flew to both sides of the the river.
DeLorme 56:B3
Roads of Colorado 107:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 84:G3
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Pole Mountain Reservoir

From Walden, travel approximately 13.0 miles South on Highway 14 to Jackson County Road 24.
Drive approx. 2.5 miles West (right) on CR 24 to CR 26.
Travel approx. 1.0 miles South on CR 26 to CR 26A.
Drive approx. 2.0 miles West on CR 26A to Lake.
DeLorme 17:D6
Roads of Colorado 45:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 46:G5
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Poncha Pass

From the Intersection of Highway 285 & Hwy 50, west of Salida.
Drive South approximately 7.4 miles to Summit of Pass.
DeLorme 70:A2
Roads of Colorado 110:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 99:D9

Poncha Springs Field

From Highway 285 & Highway 50 at Poncha Springs,
travel west on Hwy 50 for 1.9 miles to CR 210.
Drive South on CR 210 to first Alfalfa Field
(just south of the Little Arkansas River).

Probable Eastern Meadowlark singing here.
N 38 31.1067 W 106 07.0352 Elev: 7746'
DeLorme 60:D2
Roads of Colorado 110:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 99:C9
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Poncha Springs Disc Golf Course

From Highway 50 & Hwy 285 in Poncha Springs,
Travel south 0.4 miles on Hwy 285 to Hot Springs Lane (CR 115).
Park is 0.75 miles south of Hwy 285.
DeLorme 60:D2
Roads of Colorado 110:C4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 99:C9
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Pond Along Highway 71

From Rocky Ford, drive 29.0 miles North on Highway 71 to CR BB
(19.0 miles North of Ordway).
From Limon, drive 55.0 miles South along highway 71 to CR BB
(3.0 miles South of Lincoln County Line).

Pond is several hundred yards east of highway 71 on CR BB.
DeLorme 98:C3
Roads of Colorado 115:F4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 103:D11
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Pond At CR 18/53

Take Kersey Road Exit 34 of Interstate 76 (Weld County Road 49)
Drive North for 1.0 miles to Weld County Road 18.
Turn East (Right) on CR 18 and drive 2.0 miles to CR 53.
DeLorme 31:D6
Roads of Colorado 65:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:E2
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Pond North of Bennett

From Interstate 70, take Exit 304 (Highway 79)
Take highway 79 into Bennett and continue North.
Drive North of Bennett on highway 79 to Weld CR 6 (approx. 19 miles)
Travel West on Weld County Road 6 to small pond.
DeLorme 31:D7
Roads of Colorado 66:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:F4
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Ponds on Highway 52

From Interstate 25, take Exit 235.
Drive West 4.0 miles on Highway 52 to County Road 1.
Ponds on west side of intersection.
DeLorme 30:D2
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F9
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Pony Express Wildlife Area

From Interstate 76 Julesburg Exit 180,
travel 0.1 miles north on Highway 385 to CR 28.
Drive 1.5 miles west on CR 28 to service road.
Travel 0.1 miles north to parking lot.
DeLorme 102:A1
Roads of Colorado 38:B3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 54:B3
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Portner Reservoir

From Interstate 25, take Exit 262.
Travel approximately 3.8 miles West on East County Road 32 to South Lemay Avenue.
Drive North approx. 1.8 miles on S. Lemay Avenue to Fossil Creek Community Park.
View of Portner Reservoir is in Park off Lemay (north side of lake).
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:H8
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Poudre High School

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14, Exit 269.
Travel approximately 6.3 miles West on East Mulberry Street (Hwy 14) to South Impala Drive.
Drive North less than 0.2 miles on S. Impala Drive to High School.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8
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Poudre Bike Trail

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14 (Mulberry Street) Exit 269.
Travel miles West on Hwy 14 (Mulberry) to North Shields Street.
Drive 1.5 miles North on N. Shields Street to Poudre River.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8
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Poudre Park Up Poudre Canyon

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14, Exit 269.
Travel West and North and West on Highway 14 to Poudre Park.
(It is 25.6 miles from I25 to Poudre Park; 10.3 miles from Hwy 287 & Hwy 14)
Turn Right at the Fire Department Community Center in Poudre Park.
Turn Right again and drive east to 178 Poudre River Road.
Park across from the White House with Green Trim and Orange & Black Door.
Do not leave vehicle; look for Varied Thrush around orange mailbox.
DeLorme 20:C1
Roads of Colorado 48:B2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 48:E6
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Poudre River Bike Trail

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14 (Mulberry Street) Exit 269.
Travel 3.2 miles West on Hwy 14 (Mulberry) to Riverside Avenue.
Drive North on Riverside Avenue to East Lincoln Avenue.
Turn Right (East) on E. Lincoln Avenue to Poudre River Trail
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G8
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Poudre River, City Drainage Park

From Interstate 25, take Mulberry Exit 269.
Drive West on Mulberry approximately 3.0 miles to S. Lemay Avenue
Turn Left (South) and travel 0.1 miles to Hoffman Mill Road.
Turn Left (East) and park. (Riverside Avenue is 0.1 miles further south).
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G8
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Poudre River Bike Path & Ponds

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14 (exit 269; Mulberry Street) west
Travel West on Mulberry Street cross College Avenue in 4.0 miles,
Continue 2.0 miles past College Avenue, turn North on N. Taft Hill Road
Drive North on Taft Hill Road approx. 1 mile.
Continue NORTH to end of bike path and well marked parking area.

Taft Hill crosses the Poudre River is just north of this parking lot.
From the parking area, walk on the bike trail (0.25 mile or so) to
the gravel pit ponds on both sides of the bike trail.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8
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Poudre River Trail

Interstate 25 to Prospect Road (exit 268)
Drive West on Prospect Road to West side of Poudre River (approx. 1.5 miles)
Parking Area just North of Prospect West of Poudre at Orthopedics Center

To Search for Eastern Wood-Pewee 6/26/2014:
To get to this area, park in the parking lot on the west side of the river at the Prospect Road bridge over the river.
Head along the paved path towards the left as you are looking at the river. Go past the junction with the Spring Creek
trail and continue right along the paved Poudre bike trail. Go over the bridge over Spring Creek and continue
another 50-55 yards. There is an old overgrown trail/roadway to the right towards the river. Take this. At the river,
there is a dirt trail that continues downstream towards the right. Along this dirt trail about 40-50 feet, there
is a slight opening in the wooded area. The bird was in the taller cottonwood trees in this spot.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Poudre River, West of Shields Blvd

From Interstate 25, take Highway 14, Exit 269.
Drive 5.0 miles West on Hwy 14 (Mulberry Street) to Shields Blvd.
Turn North and travel 1.5 miles to Poudre River.
DeLorme 20:C2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:F8
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Poudre Trail, Greeley

From Interstate 25, take Highway 34 (Exit 257) East toward Greeley
Stay on Highway 34 (left fork at 5 miles, not Hwy 34 bypass, right fork)
(Do Not be confused, to take Left Fork, you exit the ramp to the right
and eventually drive bridge over the 34 Bypass)
After another 3.7 miles on Hwy 34, turn North on 83rd Avenue.
Drive North on 83rd Avenue approx. 1.6 miles to Poudre River and parking area.

To reach Poudre Trail at 25th Avenue, continue North on 83rd Avenue to West O Street (CR 64).
Travel approximately 5.0 miles East on W. O Street to 25th Avenue.
Drive South less than 0.2 miles on 25th Avenue to Poudre River.

Worm-eating Warbler 6/2/2012:
Found where trail turns North (from Island Grove to 25th Avenue)
DeLorme 31:A4
Roads of Colorado 49:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:A12
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The Preserve at the Redlands, Grand Junction

The Preserve is on the north side of E 3/4 Road on the Redlands.
Take Broadway (Hwy 340) to 20 1/2, turn left to E 3/4.
DeLorme 42:D2
Roads of Colorado 89:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 82:C5
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Prewitt Reservoir

Take Interstate 76, North and East to Exit 102
Go North on County Road Q to Highway 6
Go East (Right) on Highway 6 to County Road 59.5 (Caretaker entrance to Reservoir)

To Search for Sedge Wren 11/16/2013:
David Dowell; "From eastern most dam parking lot,
head east on dirt road below the dam.
(Signs for State Recreation Area & Fish Management" along this road).
Several hundred yards down the road is a small marsh on other side of barbwire fence.
(marsh with reeds, willows and Russian Olive Trees).
Also post with red reflector and cottonwood trunks cut up in sections.
Sedge Wren was calling.

Another good birding spot at Prewitt Reservoir is to continue 1/2 on Highway 6
Turn South (Right) on County Road 2.5
Continue South to Entrance of Reservoir (Green and White Sign)
Cottonwoods below dam produce many migrant sightings!

Coming from the Northeast, Prewitt Reservoir is reached by taking Exit 115
Turn North on highway 63 and drive to highway 6
Then turn left and travel west on highway 6 to property.
DeLorme 95:C4
Roads of Colorado 52:B4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 66:A3
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Prince Lake #2 & #1 & Marfel Lakes

From Interstate 25, travel north from Denver to Highway 7 (Exit 229)
Travel west on Highway 7 to Highway 287 (less than 7 miles).
Turn North (Right) on Highway 287 and drive to Arapahoe Road (Boulder County Road 54) (about 1 mile).
(Prince Lake #1 is at southeast corner of this intersection)
N 40 00 8350 W 105 06 1826 Elev: 5263'

Turn East (Right) on Arapahoe Road (CR 54) and travel to 111th street (about 0.5 miles).
Turn North (Left) on 111th street and drive north to lake on west side of road (about 0.5 miles).

From Hwy 287 & Arapahoe Road, continue East on Arapahoe Road
past 111th Street. Marfel Lakes are north of Arapahoe Road
and just West of 119th Avenue.
Prince Lake #1: N 40 00.886 W 105 05.917 Elev: 5262'
Prince Lake #2: N 40 01.296 W 105 05.550 Elev: 5211'
DeLorme 30:D3
Roads of Colorado 64:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 63:F8
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Proctor Pond

From Interstate 76, take Proctor Exit 141.
Travel North 0.5 miles on 67 Road,
look around small pond, east side of road.
DeLorme 95:A6
Roads of Colorado 53:A1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 53:C8
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Prowers Marsh

From Hwy 287 & Hwy 50 in Lamar,
Travel 11.0 miles East on Highway 50 to County Road 19.
Drive North on CR 19 for 3.0 miles to CR LL.
(Marsh is 0.25 miles East of CR 19 & just South of CR LL).
DeLorme 103:D5
Roads of Colorado 134:C3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 107:A8
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Prospect Lake at Memorial Park Colorado Springs

From Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs,
take Exit 142 (W. Bijou Street).
Drive 0.5 miles East on Bijou Street to Highway 87 (Business 25)
Travel 0.6 miles South on Hwy 87 to Colorado to E. Costilla Street.
Drive East 1.0 miles on Costilla Street to Memorial Park and Prospect Lake.
DeLorme 30:D3
Roads of Colorado 113:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:G11
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Prospect Park & Prospect Ponds

Traveling either direction on I70, take Kipling (exit 267) south
Turn West on West 44 Avenue (approximately 0.8 mile)
Turn South into Prospect Park (approximately 1.0 mile)
dead end into parking area, south of Prospect Pond.
Wheat Ridge Greenbelt across footbridge

Tabor Lake is on north side of Clear Creek, west of parking lot.
Bass Lake is on south side of Clear Creek, west of parking lot.

To reach West Kipling Parking Area, continue south on Kipling
Take 41st Street Right after crossing Clear Creek
Continue past Sewage Ponds to parking area.

Eastern Screech-Owl
Past years observed near tree from Kipling parking area.
They perch totally exposed at the top of a snag
near the top of the first cottonwood on the left side of the trail
after the trail crosses the meadow to the west of the parking area.

Most recent (6/17/2005): Check tree that hangs over path; it is
approximately 1/2 mile west of eastern parking area (area west
off of Kipling). Another owl likes the dead tree just west of
the first evergreen trees west of same parking area.
Tree is just east of Jack's Place Picnic area.
DeLorme 40:B2
Roads of Colorado 80:C1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 75:B8
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3301 East Prospect Pond

From Interstate 25, take Prospect Road Exit 268.
Drive 0.9 miles to pond, north of Prospect Road, across from 3301 E. Prospect Rd.
DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Prospect Ponds Natural Area

Take Interstate 25 to E. Prospect Road (Exit 268).
Drive West on Prospect Road 1.5 miles to Sharp Point Drive.
Turn South on Sharp Point Drive; ponds on left (to east).
Southern Parking area: N 40 34.032 W 105 01.344 Elev:
Northern Parking (feedlot pond): N 40 33.852 W 105 01.771 Elev: 4902'

To search for Winter Wren 12/2/2014:
north of the east-west stretch of the bike trail where they (City Stormwater Department?)
are doing all the earth work (that is, the deep woods 100 yards north of Lynn Hull's
adobe blind north of the Water Treatment Plant)

DeLorme 20:D2
Roads of Colorado 48:C2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 49:G9
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Prospect Ranch

Interstate 70 to Glenwood Springs, south on highway 82 for 12 miles
Take highway 133 south out of Carbondale for 28 miles.
Just before the climb to McClure Pass, take Gunnison CR 3 east.
Bogan Flats Campgrounds are just east of highway 133.
Continue East toward Marble; Prospect Ranch on south side of road.
39°05.960'N 107°15.569'W Elev: 7623'
DeLorme 45:C7
Roads of Colorado 92:A2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 85:C8
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Prospect Reservoir

Route is to take I76, Hudson Exit 25.
Travel East on Highway 52 for 7.5 miles to CR 57.
Drive South on CR 57, about 2.0 miles to Reservoir & Scope.
DeLorme 31:D6
Roads of Colorado 66:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 64:F3
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Prowers Bridge

From the Intersection of Highway 50 & Highway 385 in Lamar,
Drive South approx. 0.15 miles to Prowers County Road HH (West Oak Street).
Travel approx. 8.0 miles West on CR HH to CR 34.5.
Drive approx. 0.9 miles North on CR 34.5 to Prowers Bridge.
DeLorme 99:D6
Roads of Colorado 133:F3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 119:A10
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Prowers Medical Center Campus

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 0.3 miles
Turn east on Medical Center Entrance Road.
DeLorme 99:D7
Roads of Colorado 134:A3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 119:A11

Ptarmigan Lake

0.0 miles: From Telluride Visitor's Center (W. Colorado, main street)
0.4 miles: Intersection of North Fir and West Colorado Streets.
0.5 miles: Onto Gregory Avenue at intersection with North Oak.
    then right onto North Fir.
0.9 miles: seasonal closure gate
3.2 miles: social tunnel
3.7 miles: colorful mine buildings
4.2 miles: Tomboy Mine remains
4.4 miles: bridges over two creeks
4.5 miles: track on right
5.0 miles: track on right
5.1 miles: bridge over creek, then mill
5.4 miles: Tomboy site
5.7 miles: overlook Tomboy mining township
5.8 miles: stone building remains on right
6.0 miles: tracks on right
6.1 miles: cross over drainage
6.3 miles: track on right, stay on main road
7.5 miles: Summit of Imogene Pass
Trailhead to Ptarmigan Lake on right.
DeLorme 76:A3
Roads of Colorado 123:D4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas
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10th Street & Ogden, Pueblo

From Interstate 25, take Exit 98B
Drive East one block on 1st Street to Chester Avenue.
Travel 0.2 miles North on Chester Avenue to 4th Street.
Drive 1.1 miles East on 4th Street to Ogden.
Travel 0.4 miles North on Ogden to 10th Street.
White-winged Doves observed near this intersection (1/18).
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:F1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:G2
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Pueblo City Park, Olive Marsh, and Goodnight Trail

Interstate 25 to Highway 50 (exit 101)
West on highway 50 to highway 45 (2.6 miles)
South on highway 45 to Pueblo City Park (3.7 miles)
Drive around to Ball Fields and Park
Walk North down walkway
Olive Marsh across bridge over Arkansas river.
Goodnight Trail goes west along Arkansas River.

Trail below Pueblo City Park: Follow the paved bike path east, and go to the footbridge.
Cross the footbridge to the north side of the river, and then follow
the paved bike trail west. After you see the concrete dam in the river,
look on your left, between the dam and Pueblo Blvd. (The bike path
goes under Pueblo Blvd. and keeps going west toward the Pueblo Nature Center).

For further search west of Pueblo Blvd:
Once down walkway (South of Arkansas river)
Follow Railroad Tracks West for mile or two to Valco Company Fence (private).
This area has been designated the Goodnight Trail!

Best opportunity for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Pueblo City Park:
Search trees southwest of pond.
Also check trees southeast of pond & East of building.
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:G1
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Pueblo Mountain Park & Beulah

From at Highways 78 & 45 in Pueblo,
Drive approximately 20.0 miles southwest on Hwy 78 to Beulah.
Pueblo Mt. Park is on Pine Street, 2.0 miles from Hwy 78.

"Norm Lewis: The acorn woodpeckers were not in the usual snag (adjacent to the parking lot),
but I found two in the valley just below the snag. When I was preparing to leave, one of
them landed in the parking lot not far from my car, so they do not appear to be of a mind
to make seeing them too big a challenge. By the way, the little valley in the lower part
of the park can be reached via a short path from the parking lot, or if you are feeling
particularly lazy, you can drive there after heading over to the basketball court (see below)."

"I actually had Grace's warbler at two separate locations, and I thought these might be of interest
to anyone heading down that way to look for them. To get to the first site, just walk toward the
lodge from the parking lot and go around the right end. You'll soon come to an old-fashioned metal
clothes-line setup; there was a very cooperative singing bird there. To reach the second site,
drive out of the opposite end of the parking lot (to the left of the building- I'm not sure what it is)
and continue for a couple hundred yards down a draw and up the other side. You will come to an old
concrete basketball court- strange looking affair with walls. Anyway, just beyond this court was where
I found the other Grace's - also singing.
DeLorme 72:D2
Roads of Colorado 129:D3
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 115:A9
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Pueblo Nature Center

Interstate 25 to Highway 50 (exit 101)
West on highway 50 to highway 45 (2.6 miles)
South on highway 45 toward Pueblo City Park
At last Stoplight before the Arkansas River (10th/11th street) turn west.
This turn is signed for Nature Center, drive west to parking area.
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 102:F1
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Pueblo Reservoir, Wildlife Area, Valco Ponds, Pueblo City Park, and Swallows Road

Take Interstate 25 to Pueblo and exit 101
Drive West on highway 50 to highway 45 (2.6 miles)
Turn South (Left) on highway 45 to highway 96 (4.1 miles)
(Past Pueblo City Park on east side of road; left)
Turn West (Right) on highway 96 to Valco Ponds parking (2.5 miles)
(Parking area on north side just before steep climb to Pueblo Reservoir)

To Search for Eastern Towhee 11/26/2011:
West of parking lot area.
Walk down path heading west from parking lot.
Search just past old railroad tie bridge,
and small Russian Olive Thicket on left, just past bridge.

Pueblo Reservoir Wildlife Area is reached by taking gravel road just
outside of western entrance to Pueblo Reservoir (continued west on highway 96).
Drive north on signed road to wildlife area.
Do not make any right forks, stay straight until you come to a left fork.
Take left fork to next right to parking area.
11/16/2010: Black-legged Kittiwake & Red-throated Loon seen from here!

Swallows Area is reached by continuing West on highway 50 past highway 45
Turn South (Left) at Swallows Road; mile marker 302 of highway 50
Follow Swallows Road to cemetery and parking area!

Thrashers and Quail along Swallows Road before it turns west.
Also check, Tejon Avenue which runs east and then south from Swallows Road.
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:F2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:G12
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Pueblo Reservoir Wildlife Area

Take Interstate 25 to Pueblo and exit 101
Drive West on highway 50 to highway 45 (2.6 miles)
Turn South (Left) on highway 45 to highway 96 (4.1 miles)
(Past Pueblo City Park on east side of road; left)
Turn West (Right) on highway 96 and drive 11.0 miles.
At sign "To Pueblo State Park", turn right (North)

To reach Conduit Nature Trailhead, drive 6.0 miles on gravel road
to third of three trailheads for the nature trail.

To search for Rufous-crowned Sparrows,
Follow the trail east from the trailhead along the base of the
bluffs until it crosses a small side canyon off the river valley.
The sparrows were seen most often at this canyon.
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:E2
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:F11
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Pueblo West

From I25, take Highway 50 west to South McCulloch Blvd.
Travel south on S. McCulloch Blvd to West Acorn Drive.
Drive southeast on W. Acorn Drive to South Palomar Drive.
Travel southwest on S. Palomar Drive to Palomar Way.
Turn left on Palomar Way where Harris's Hawk was last seen.
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E11
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Pueblo West Library

From I25, take Highway 50 (Exit 101).
Travel approximately 8.3 miles West on Hwy 50 to South McCulloch Blvd.
Drive approx. 0.8 miles South on S. McCulloch Blvd to East Joe Martinez Blvd.
Library is just East of S. McCulloch Blvd.
DeLorme 73:B5
Roads of Colorado 129:E1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 101:E11
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Pughkeepsie Gulch Road

Silverton north on Highway 550 to Bridge over Animas River at north end of Animas Forks
Mile 0.0: pass over West Fork of Animas River, past Columbus Mine and Mill on right.
Mile 0.5: Bagley Mine and Mill on Right
Mile 0.7: Track to Bagley Mine on Right
Mile 1.0: Intersection; track on left goes to Placer Gulch
Mile 1.1: Track on left goes to cabin
Mile 1.5: Vermilion Mine and Mill ruins on right
Mile 1.7: Burrows Mine ruins on right
Mile 2.9: Cross over creek
Mile 3.0: open mine portal on right
Mile 3.4: Intersection
Mile 3.5: road joins on left (Pughkeepsie Gulch)
Mile 3.6: Summit of California Pass
DeLorme 76:B4
Roads of Colorado 139:D1
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 110:E4
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Pulpit Rock Park

At Colorado Springs & Highway 25, talk East Woodmen Road, exit 149,
Travel approximately 0.4 miles East on Woodment Road to Vincent Drive,
Drive approx. 0.6 miles South on Vincent Drive to Dublin Blvd,
Travel approx. 0.2 miles East on Dublin Blvd to Pulpit Rock Drive,
Drive approx. 0.5 miles South on Pulpit Rock Drive to Park.
DeLorme 63:A5
Roads of Colorado 97:E4
CO Road & Recreation Atlas 89:E11
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