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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Morgan Bottoms - Routt County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The open fields near the road are a migratory stopover in spring and fall for Sandhill Cranes. Drive the county road from the river crossing to Hayden; in the large cottonwoods along the Yampa River look for Spotted Towhee, Great Horned Owl and Bald Eagle but do not stray from the road. Elsewhere expect Mountain Bluebird, Loggerhead Shrike and Western Meadowlark. The property is private along the entire route.

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Wet Meadow, Stream, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From Steamboat Springs take US 40 west to CR 70 at the Yampa River crossing (five miles east of Hayden). The Bottoms are along this road north of US 40.
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