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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Yampa River Core Trail - Routt County
Aliases: Steamboat Springs, Howelson Hill Sports Complex
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This six-mile trail through Steamboat Springs is ideal for cycling and birding. It has pockets of riparian, tall cottonwood trees, and open fields. Look for American Dipper (year-round), Tree & Cliff Swallows, Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Crow, Song Sparrow, and waterfowl. The Yampa Botanic Garden midway along the trail is a must-see for flowers and birds. Note that this is a very actively used trail. Also, Howelsen Hill sports complex has a large system of trails worth checking out. Be aware of every manner of non-motorized activities.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Stream
Directions: The trail runs along the Yampa River through Steamboat Springs, and can be accessed at over 20 places in town. Parking is well marked for short term users. At least five lots are dedicated to trail use/river use.
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SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher2000-0907/26/2000
Golden-winged Warbler2017-049 08/19/2017