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Trappers Lake - Garfield County
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Ownership: None Listed
Description: (submitted by Nathan Pieplow): This large mountain lake at the northern tip of Garfield County is a long drive from anywhere, but it's worth visiting to those who want to see some of the only accessible breeding Barrow's Goldeneyes in the state. The lake is about a quarter-mile hike beyond the end of the road, and a scope may be helpful to shorten the distance, but the goldeneyes should be easy to find on the lake throughout the summer. Much of the area around the lake and most of the entrance road is covered by an enormous burn area that is worth checking for woodpeckers of various species.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Burn Area, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Stream
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Directions: From Buford, head north/east on North Fork Road (CR/FR 8) to the signed turnoff to Trappers Lake Lodge, down FR 205. The trailhead is past the lodge, at the very end of the road. You will need to hike about a half-mile down the trail to get good views of the lake.
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