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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Southwest Corner of Mineral County - Mineral County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Like the adjacent southeast corner of Hinsdale County, this area has the only extensive Ponderosa Pine stands in the county, with lots of Flammulated Owls in summer, as well as some of the more common Ponderosa birds. Green-tailed Towhee is abundant here, Evening Grosbeak has been found on territory, and the only county record of Wild Turkey comes from this area as well. Grace's Warbler, however, appears to be rare or absent.

Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Foothill Shrub, Scrub Oak Forest, Mountain Meadow
Directions: This area of Mineral County can only be reached from Archuleta County. From Pagosa Springs, go 2 miles west along US 160 to CR 600 (Piedra Road). Take a right (north) onto CR 600 and go 2.5 miles and take a right onto Steven's Reservoir Road. Go 6.5 miles to FR 634 and take a left. It is 5.2 miles to the Mineral County line. FR 634 travels in Mineral County for 6.3 miles before entering Hinsdale County. Alternatively, you may be able to take FR 400 (Fourmile Road) directly north out of Pagosa Springs straight to FR 634.
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