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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

South Turkey Creek Canyon - Jefferson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This mountain park near Tiny Town is an excellent place to get many of the foothills and lower mountain species near Denver. The lower portions of the trail are excellent for Red-naped Sapsucker, which usually nests in some of the aspens near the parking lot. Wild Turkey can usually be found somewhere around here as well. Dusky Grouse is occasionally seen, but don't expect to see it on the vast majority of trips. Also look for Pygmy and Red-breasted Nuthatches, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Mountain Chickadee, Dusky and Cordilleran Flycatchers, and Plumbeous Vireo.

Habitat: Foothill Shrub, Ponderosa Forest, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Lowland Riparian
Directions: From C-470, head south on US-285 for 5.5 miles to South Turkey Creek Road, a left exit. Follow this road south, and just across the road from Tiny Town, park in the large dirt parking lot. The trail starts up behind the wire fence at the back end of the parking lot. Do not park under the inviting looking tree here--it is on private property.
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