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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Navajo Watchable Wildlife Area - Archuleta County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: There is an extensive area of riparian cottonwoods and sage at the watchable wildlife area on CR 151 just west of the bridge over the Piedra River on CO 151. There is a paved path from the parking area to the river overlook. This old railroad bridge has been converted for pedestrian traffic. The best area is beyond the bridge and in the fields and woods on both sides of the old railroad grade. Golden-crowned Sparrow and Northern Shrike have been seen here. Also, be sure to visit the small riparian area east of the Piedra River and on the north side of CO 151 where there is a parking area with a few picnic tables near the river. American Redstart has been seen here.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Sagebrush
Directions: From CO 151 west cross the Piedra River and turn south (left) into the area in less than one mile. This area is at the north end of Navajo Reservoir.
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