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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Ferndale Picnic Area - Routt County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Ferndale is at about 9000 feet on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass. That makes it quite a moist, shaded area with stands of tall aspen in forest transition to evergreen. A day use fee or a Golden Eagle Pass is required to bird this area. The road is not plowed in winter/spring. Common birds include Tree Swallow, Steller's Jay, MacGillivray's Warbler and Common Raven.

Habitat: Aspen Grove, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: Follow US 40 East from Steamboat Springs toward Rabbit Ears Pass. Roughly twelve miles outside town, look on the north side of the highway for USFS signage.
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