Mountain Dell Reservoir

The Reservoir From the Road   by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody

Directions:  Go about 4 miles up Parley's Canyon on I-80 and take the UT 65 exit (#134).  As you go under I-80, Mountain Dell Reservoir will be immediately on your left behind the Golf Course, but if you continue on under the cart bridge and across the gorge, there is a place to park along the road on the right.

Birding:  You can walk across the road and bird from the cart path or you can head east on the trail along the north side of the gorge.
   Also at the other east end of the golf course is Washington Park which is an excellent place to bird.  The road to Washington Park takes off of UT 65 just after it passes under I-80 from the exit (#134).  As you heads east on this road you'll passes the golf course club house in about a half mile and ends up in Washington Park in another half mile.  

Birds: Washington Park, at the top edge of the golf course, accessed from the golf course road and lower down are  good for various sandpipers, Sandhill Cranes,  warblers, orioles, Black-headed Grosbeaks, gnatcatchers, and sparrows. Red-naped Sapsuckers nest there, along with Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers. Swainson Thrushes, yellowthroats, MacGillivray’s Warblers and chats. ~ Steve Carr

Nearby: Washington Park is a very good birding place at the east end of the golf course (see "Birding" above) and about 2 miles further up the road is Little Dell Reservoir

     eBird Data:  | Mountain Dell Reservoir | Little Dell Reservoir | Washington Park & Terrace |


Starting Point for Mountain Dell Reservoir   by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody


Trail Along the Gorge Going East   by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody