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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Hayden Meadows Recreation Area - Lake County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This area right along Hwy 24 is owned by the city of Aurora and operated in agreement with the Lake County Open Space Initiative. This spot has a little dry sage and high grassland habitat and a mile of riparian willow along the Arkansas River. There is access to a seven-acre fish pond worth checking for ducks.

Habitat: Stream, Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Streamside Willow, Sagebrush
Directions: From Leadville, head south on US 24 about six miles, passing Crystal Lakes and the turnoff to CR 7, to a bridge where the highway crosses the Arkansas River. Just past the bridge, turn left at your first opportunity, into the parking lot for Hayden Meadows.
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