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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Coulter Mesa - Garfield County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: US Forest Road 832 is a four-wheel drive road that takes you up onto the southwest end of the Flat Tops. When you reach the long open parks surrounded by large aspen trees 3 miles up you are in Purple Martin and Flammulated Owl habitat. Purple Martins and Violet-green and Tree Swallows all nest in the very large aspens on the north end of the long, narrow park. Use caution on this road as it may become impassable when wet.

Habitat: Aspen Grove, Mixed-Conifer Forest
Directions: Get off at the Rifle exit on I-70 (exit 90) and head 4 miles north on CO-13 to CO-325. Turn right onto CO-325 and follow this road north past Rifle Falls State Park, where it becomes CR 217, for 16 miles to the Coulter Mesa Road on the left.
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