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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Madden Peak Road - La Plata County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This road travels north from US 160 at the western border of the county. It is the only reliable location in the county for Purple Martin. At dawn in April, you might see as many as 10 male Dusky Grouse displaying right in the road.

Habitat: Mountain Meadow, Scrub Oak Forest, Aspen Grove
Directions: From Durango go west on US 160 and just west of the county line sign turn right (north) on Madden Peak Road. Travel about 6 or 7 miles up this road and look for a gated forest road on the right side of the road, which can be difficult to see. Park and walk down this road for a quarter mile. If the martins are not here, continue up the road and stop at all meadow edges to search for them.
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