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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Greenwood area - Custer County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Greenwood Road, which runs a residential loop off CO 96, is a public road through private land. It runs through some excellent Ponderosa Pine forest with Gambel Oak understory, and Narrowleaf Cottonwood along Hardscrabble Creek. The road can be excellent for migrants, and feeders along the way can attract many birds including Evening Grosbeak. Forest Road 388, erroneously marked in both atlases as a trail, is actually a good road quite friendly to passenger cars which runs through a good deal more ponderosa and oak habitat, plus lots of montane shrubland and part of a recent (2004) burn worth checking for woodpeckers.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Urban/Suburban, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Scrub Oak Forest
Directions: Greenwood Road loops for 2 miles east of CO-96, with the northern entrance 1.7 miles south of Wetmore, and the southern entrance 2.7 miles south of Wetmore. FR 388 takes off to the east 1 mile along Greenwood Road from the north.
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