Colorado Division of Wildlife and Parks wildlife viewing rest area along US 40 offers a comfort stop, covered tables and a trail for birdwatchers. I’ve seen white pelicans, marbled godwits, phalaropes, assorted ducks and grebes, bald eagle, even an errant black-necked stilt here once. The small dam run by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District manages the upper Colorado river as part of the Denver water supply as well as downstream flow levels. My friend Slim maintains the park, helped put in the interpretive signs, even built bird houses! The area is surrounded by ranch country and forest lands of Grand County. Gold medal waters below the dam offers some of this nation’s best fly fishing.