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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Derby Mesa - Eagle County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: (Contributed by Jerry Fedrizzi): The Derby Mesa Loop along Derby Creek is a 17 mile loop that takes in beautiful scenery and reaches into aspen and spruce habitat. Northern Goshawk and Dusky Grouse breed here, among others. At the south end of this loop is an interesting steep switchback road that leads back to the Dotsero road. Look for White-throated Swift here.

Habitat: Aspen Grove, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Scrub Oak Forest
Directions: Take the Dotsero exit off I-70 (exit 133). Head north on the Colorado River Road about 22 miles to the south end of the Derby Mesa loop road (CR 39) on the left. The north end of this loop road hits the Colorado River Road just a little farther north in the tiny town of Burns.
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