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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Wolf Creek Pass - Mineral County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Among the scariest of the passes in Colorado, this pass has the distinction of being the snowiest in Colorado, and one of only two roads in the state with an avalanche shelter. As far as birding goes, this pass is known only for two species: Boreal Owl and Black Swift. Keep an eye out for the latter anytime you are on the pass in season, especially around the overlook just west of the summit. The former is quite a bit harder to find, especially because of all the traffic noise; we recommend looking somewhere else.

Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest
Directions: Wolf Creek Pass is along US 160, 19 miles west of South Fork (Rio Grande), and 24.5 miles east of Pagosa Springs (Archuleta).
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