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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Rock Creek - Rio Grande County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This gravel road passes through dry foothills, riparian areas, canyons, and evergreen forests. Along it, watch for Downy and Lewis's Woodpeckers, Gray, Cordilleran, and Willow Flycatchers, Bushtit, Townsend's Solitaire, Northern Waterthrush, and Yellow Warbler, followed by a sequence of montane species such as Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Red Crossbill, Hairy Woodpecker and Swainson's Thrush, with Dusky Grouse, Gray Jay, and Northern Goshawk in the higher area.

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Lowland Riparian, Rimrock/Mesa, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: Two miles south of Monte Vista on CO 15, turn right (west) onto CR 2S, then turn left (south) at T onto CR 28.
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