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Coal Bank Pass
Description: The southernmost of the three high-mountain passes on US 550 sits amid beautiful spruce-fir forest. A parking area at the top of the pass is a good spot to stop and walk around a bit. Two trails provide access to the trees, where species such as Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, Gray Jay, and American Three-toed Woodpecker can be found. Even if you don't walk the trails, this a nice spot to relax for a few minutes and watch the chipmunks and golden-mantled ground squirrels.
Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Streamside Willow
Directions: From the San Juan County line on US 550 travel north about 8 miles.
Dates of Access: Any
Hours of Operation: Daylight hours
Delorme: 76 C3
Roads of Colorado: 130 C2
Ownership: US Forest Service
Parking: Gravel parking area
Restrictions or Hazards: None
Handicap Access: None