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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Accessible Spring Creek Trail - Larimer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This Fort Collins city bike trail courses through about 5 miles of residential property and some open space and ponds from the edge of the foothills eastward until it intersects with the Poudre River trail. In winter, fruiting trees attract waxwings, Townsend's Solitaire and an occasional Yellow-rumped Warbler. Watch bird feeders along the trail for bird-eating raptors such as Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin and Prairie Falcon.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Urban/Subruban, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: The east end of the trail is accessed just north of where Prospect Road. crosses the Cache La Poudre River. Exit I-25 at the Prospect Road. exit (Exit 268), travel west about 1.5 miles, crossing the river. Parking is available outside of business hours in the industrial park on the north side of Prospect Road west of the river. The west end of the trail is best accessed from Cottonwood Park at the south end of Overland Trail on the southwest side of Fort Collins.
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CBRC Records from Spring Creek Trail

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Eastern Wood-Pewee2014-111 07/02/2014
Sedge Wren2013-241 10/24/2013
Worm-eating Warbler52-75-1204/25/1975
Louisiana Waterthrush2020-013 22 Apr 2020
Blue-winged Warbler52-74-836/19/1970
Blackburnian Warbler52-73-13710/13/1973 - 10/17/1973