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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

California Park - Routt County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This place is good for nesting Sandhill Crane, Lewis's Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker and Loggerhead Shrike. However, the road to California Park does not open until the nesting season for sandhill cranes is well established (sometime around July 1st) to protect the breeding birds. Most of the lower elevation evergreen forests up this way are predominately lodgepole pine with scattered ponderosa pine.

Habitat: Streamside Willow, Aspen Grove, Sagebrush, Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: If you go north from Hayden on the only road out of town that crosses the Yampa River, within a mile of town you will reach a T intersection. Turn right. In another two or three miles the road splits and you should follow Route 80 left and uphill. CR 80 leads to California Park in about fifteen miles. Note: this is a "park" in the sense of a high-altitude open area between mountain ranges, not a recreational facility.
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