Windy Gap Watchable Wildlife

Watchable Wildlife

One of Colorado’s premier wildlife viewing sites is located along the shores of Windy Gap Reservoir. The watchable wildlife area project, completed in 1995, was a joint venture of the Subdistrict, Grand County, the Town of Granby, Great Outdoors Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado Department of Transportation.  

The area consists of handicapped-accessible wildlife viewing blinds, a half-mile trail, information kiosks, restrooms, a parking area and picnic shelters. It provides the public opportunities to view more than 150 different species of birds and wildlife, the most in one location in the entire state. Three islands constructed by the Municipal Subdistrict as part of the settlement agreement also provide a unique wildlife habitat. Species viewed at Windy Gap and not before known to exist in Grand County include the river otter and white pelican. 

Plaques at Windy Gap Watchable Wildlife