North on Hwy 97 to Madras, continued North on Hwy 97 (bear right); turn right on Pony Butte Road. This road also has a sign that says “Ashwood 17 miles). Across the street from this turn is a large red barn with a silver roof and other surrounding outbuildings. If the weather has been dry, a good scenic trip back to Madras is to take the dirt Ashwood Road back to Madras. This road travels south out of Ashwood and winds its way through grasslands and high desert. There is a large reservoir about half way back to Madras that can be good for waterfowl and waders. This is the largest body of water in the area.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Canyon with riparian vegetation and creek. This is a great area for the secretive Mountain Quail. Rock and Canyon Wren can be found on the canyon walls. Loggerhead Shrike, Sage Thrasher, and other desert species are common along the Ashwood Road.