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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Thompson Creek Road - Pitkin County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This is almost the only pinyon-juniper habitat in Pitkin County and you have to drive through a lot of Garfield County to get to it. It is a place to find Common Poorwill, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Black-throated Gray Warbler and Brewer's Sparrow.

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper
Directions: At the intersection of CO 82 and CO 133 in Carbondale, take 133 south until you reach the traffic signal at CO 133 and Main Street. Turn right and follow the road as it bends right (north) and then left (west) past the Colorado Rocky Mountain School. Just past the school and over the river, when the road splits into a Y, keep left on Thompson Creek Road (CR 108) for about 8 miles from the intersection. Just after you pass the Pitkin County sign you will see a dirt road going left. Take this road for 0.6 miles until you parallel a gully. This is the location where poorwills are seen, and anywhere along this road you can see the Pinyon-Juniper specialties.
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