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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Cherry Creek Greenbelt - Denver County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: While this greenbelt is small compared to the Bear Creek Greenbelt, there are a few good sections, especially where Alameda hits the greenbelt, or the section in Glendale (which is actually in Arapahoe County), and where the trail hits the High Line Canal (q.v.). Between these sections, the trees are sparse, and probably not worth birding. In the better sections of the greenbelt be sure to look for migrants, riparian breeders, and sparrows in the brushy areas. Black-crowned Night-Heron is a good bet along the stream in open areas. American Dipper sometimes makes its way to Cherry Creek during winter cold snaps.

Habitat: Stream, Lowland Riparian, Urban/Suburban
Directions: The greenbelt is paralleled for almost it's entire length by Cherry Creek Dr, which can be accessed from the north by taking Alameda east from the interstate to where it dead ends at Cherry Creek Dr. The road crosses Cherry Creek a number of times, and a good map is recommended when searching this area. There are numerous parking areas and access points onto the greenbelt off the Cherry Creek Dr. On the south end, the best access is by taking Alameda to Monaco, and heading south to where Monaco crosses Cherry Creek. The best habitat is downstream (towards downtown) from here.
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