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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Fourmile Creek Road and Weston Pass Road - Park County
Aliases: Weston Pass Road
Ownership: None Listed
Description: These two roads offer some of the best access to high-elevation mountains in Park County. Both roads start at the valley floor and go up to over 12,000 feet. Williamson's Sapsuckers can be fairly easy to get along the middle portions of both roads, and practically every species typical to the mountain woodlands can be seen along these roads. Willow Flycatcher has been seen along Four Mile Creek Road just below treeline. While both roads go over tree line, the Weston Pass road goes through habitat of a much higher quality, with Brown-capped Rosy-Finches and Fox Sparrows, and maybe even White-tailed Ptarmigan.

Habitat: Mixed Conifer Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Spruce-Fir Forest, Streamside Willow, Stream, Krummholz, Alpine Tundra, Aspen Grove, Mountain Meadow
Directions: The Fourmile Creek Road (CR 18/FR 421) heads west from US 285 one mile south of Fairplay, just south of the southern divergence of CO 9 and US 285. The Weston Pass Road (CR 5/FR 425) heads west from US 285 about 3.5 miles farther south.
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