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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Cochetopa Canyon - Saguache County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This looks like a perfect place for Canyon Wrens, but you'll be exceedingly lucky to find them here. Far more likely are White-throated Swift and Rock Wren, and this is hands-down the easiest place in the county to find American Dipper. The vegetation along the river is a nice mix of willows and mid-elevation riparian, with Blue Spruce and Narrow-leafed Cottonwood. A variety of pullouts and picnic areas provide access to this BLM land.

Habitat: Stream, Cliff Face, Streamside Willow
Directions: From US 50 about eight miles east of Gunnison, turn south on CO 114, which enters Saguache County about six miles south and runs from there through several miles of the canyon.
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