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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Park Creek - Rio Grande County
Aliases: Summitville
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Park Creek Road, which begins in Mineral County but soon enters Rio Grande County, starts at about 8,500' el. and climbs through moist coniferous forest to high meadows. This route is the best to Summitville from the north side of the South San Juan Mountains. Along the way expect typical species of the montane and subalpine zones. In addition, watch for Dusky Grouse and Northern Goshawk. In the high meadows, White-crowned Sparrow and Cassin's Finch are common, and rosy-finches may be present too.

Habitat: Mixed Conifer Forest, Stream, Streamside Willow, Mountain Meadow, Spruce-Fir Forest
Directions: On US 160 in Mineral County just west of the Rio Grande line, cross bridge over South Fork of Rio Grande on FR 380.
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