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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Cascade Creek - San Juan County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This is a good spot for migrants and summer birds. The first mile is best, although there are beautiful waterfalls a couple of miles up the trail. Rare birds have included a Cassin's Vireo near the highway, and turkeys are possible with a great deal of luck. Warblers, kinglets, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and flycatchers are more usual. One winter this trail had a calling Boreal Owl near the cabins.

Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: After entering San Juan County from Durango (south), the first sweeping switchback to the right crosses Cascade Creek and there is a road on the left that goes back a mile or so to a few cabins. In winter park at the highway and hike or snowshoe in. There is usually a packed trail of sorts, so that hiking is not too difficult.
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