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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Coors Ponds - Jefferson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: There are a lot of ponds just east of the Coors properties in northeast Golden. The big ones can be good for rare waterfowl such as scoters and swans. They often have more wintering Red-breasted Mergansers than any other place in the county. Most any species of duck could occur here, so keep an eye out.

The largest of these ponds is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of McIntyre Street and CO 58. It is best scanned from the east shoulder of McIntyre, right across from the back entrance to Coors. There is another large pond directly east of it which can be mostly scanned by driving south on McIntyre, east (left) on 32nd, and north on Gardenia. Respect the private residences on Gardenia.

Several other ponds north of CO 58 are worth checking. One is on the east side of McIntyre between 44th and 48th--the water is only visible from the northwest corner. The other ponds are along 44th just west of McIntyre--the first two on the south side, the third on the north just before Salvia, which is the entrance road to Tony Grampsas Park (see the Golden section).

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: To get to this area, from I-70 exit 265 in west Metro Denver, head west on CO 58 towards Golden. To get to the ponds south of CO 58, turn left (south) on McIntyre and follow directions as above. To get to the ponds north of CO 58, turn right (north) on McIntyre.
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CBRC Records from Coors Ponds

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Trumpeter Swan2004-134 11/29/2004