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Description: This small mountain reservoir sits in a beautiful natural setting of ponderosa pines that can attract many birds, including Red Crossbill, Pygmy Nuthatch, Grace's Warbler, and Western Bluebird. The reservoir itself can have a variety of waterbirds. The small riparian area on the road to the reservoir should be checked for migrants. Black bears prowl the area, though you will be lucky to see one.
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Ponderosa Forest
Directions: Drive to Paradox at the west end of Paradox Valley. Take CR U5 west from Paradox until it becomes FR 371 at the border of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Continue for 10 miles until Buckeye is reached.
Dates of Access: Roads may be snowed in during the winter
Hours of Operation: Any
Delorme: 64 A1
Roads of Colorado: 96 A3
Ownership: US Forest Service
Lodging: Primitive camping
Parking: Roadside, gravel parking areas
Restrictions or Hazards: Practice 'leave no trace' techniques and keep a clean camp to avoid bear conflicts.
Handicap Access: Limited