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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Dry Creek - Rio Grande County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: In the lower portion of this route and in similar habitats in the area, expect Mountain Bluebird, Western Bluebird, Western Kingbird, possibly Bewick's Wren and Ferruginous Hawk, and other species that like dry, open foothills. Higher up, Northern Pygmy-Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl have been reported. Like several other 4x4 roads into the South San Juan Mountains, this road is not recommended for passenger vehicles, even in its lower portion.

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: Two miles south of Monte Vista on CO 15, turn right (west) onto CR 2S. At the T, enter BLM land on FR 700.
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