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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

FR 550 - Jefferson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This dirt road, which can be quite rough (at least in the spring after snow-melt has carved numerous washouts, and before the road has been graded), goes through a nice chunk of mixed-conifer and ponderosa woodland. Most of the species typical of this habitat can be found here, including Dusky Grouse and Pygmy Nuthatch. American Three-toed Woodpecker has been found near here, so keep an eye out. The best way to find them is to go to burn areas, most of which are accessed from the Tramway Trail, along this road 4.5 miles east of Pine Valley Road (CR 126).

Habitat: Ponderosa Forest, Mixed-Conifer Forest
Directions: From Pine Valley Ranch Open Space, follow Pine Valley Road (CR 126) south to FR 550, on the right (west), 3.5 miles south of the town of Buffalo Creek.
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