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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

South Fork Elk River (Hinman Trailhead) - Routt County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The South Fork Elk River trail (TR 1100.3a), which hikers share with horseback riders and mountain bikers, can be productive for Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Northern Goshawk, Pine Grosbeaks, Western Wood-pewee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Bullock's Oriole, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Western Tanager, among other birds. Again, this is a lower elevation mountain habitat with stands of old aspen, with younger lodgepole/ponderosa mixed area.

Habitat: Mixed Conifer Forest, Aspen Grove, Mountain Meadow, Streamside Willow
Directions: From west of Steamboat Springs on US 40, take CO 129 north past Clark. Half a mile north of Clark, turn right on FR 400 (Seedhouse Rd); proceed 5.4 miles to FR440, turn right, cross over the Elk River and park in the lot on the left.
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