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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

South Valley Park - Jefferson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This open space park is very reminiscent of Red Rocks Park, with numerous rock outcroppings, tons of thick foothills scrub, and some good riparian habitat along Deer Creek. Look here for species such as White-throated Swift, Canyon and Rock Wrens, Golden Eagle and Prairie Falcon nesting on the cliffs, Spotted and Green-tailed Towhees in the scrub, and migrants in the riparian habitat. American Dipper can sometimes be found along Deer Creek.

Habitat: Foothill Shrub, Lowland Riparian, Rimrock/Mesa
Directions: From the metro area, travel south on C-470 and exit westbound on Ken Caryl Avenue. Turn left onto South Valley Road to the park's north parking area. Alternately, from South Platte Canyon Road (S. Wadsworth and C-470) take Deer Creek Canyon Road west to the smaller, south parking area.
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