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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Big Meadows Reservoir - Mineral County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Never underestimate this small reservoir along US 160 on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass. In the summer of 2002 a Brown Pelican was reported here, and who knows what else could show up! Perhaps nowhere else in the county attracts so many rarities, with, among others, Pacific, Common, and Yellow-billed Loons, and Sabine's Gull. Normally, though, the reservoir is as dead as that proverbial doornail.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: From South Fork, from the intersection of CO 149 and US 160, go 11.5 miles west on US 160 to FR 410. Take a right onto FR 410 and go 1.5 miles to the reservoir. From Wolf Creek Pass, CR 410 is 7.5 miles esat along US route 160.
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