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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

West Lime Creek - San Juan County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: At the north end of the Old Lime Creek Road, it is possible to drive down to the West Lime Creek and beyond, but this requires a high clearance vehicle to cross the ford. Several very good birds for San Juan County have been seen here including Swainson's Thrush, Loggerhead Shrike, and Nashville Warbler. Its best to walk the road on both sides of the creek, if the water level is low enough to cross it. Also, the far hillside is worth birding.

Habitat: Stream, Streamside Willow, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: On US 550 about 9 or 10 miles north of the LaPlata County line is the north entrance to Old Lime Creek Road. Turn right (east) here and immediately bear left, while Old Lime Creek Road turns right. The left fork parallels US 550 and descends to West Lime Creek. There is room to park on either side of the ford through Lime Creek. But be careful that the water level in the creek is not too high before attempting to drive through it.
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