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Little Molas Lake
Description: This small lake just south of Silverton is a good spot to camp out and bird in spruce-fir woodland: species such as American Three-toed and Hairy Woodpeckers, Pine Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, and Gray Jay are possible. During the winter months the adventurous snowshoe in to look for White-tailed Ptarmigan in the willows around the frozen lake. Pine squirrels and snowshoe hares can be found in the area.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Spruce-Fir Forest, Streamside Willow
Directions: From Silverton travel south on US 550 about 5 miles and turn west (right) into the Little Molas Lake campground.
Dates of Access: Any
Hours of Operation: Any
Delorme: 76 C4
Roads of Colorado: 131 D2
Ownership: US Forest Service
Lodging: Fee camping
Parking: Gravel parking area
Restrictions or Hazards: Road closed during the winter months. Those coming from low elevations should be aware of altitude sickness. This lake sits at over 10,000 ft.
Handicap Access: None