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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Deep Creek Recreation Area - Eagle County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: If you haven't been to Deep Creek, you owe yourself the privilege of a trip. A gorgeous cottonwood forest rises here between rock pillars along a beautiful dipper stream. The combination of riparian woods and thickets with the PJ and oaks that coat the hillsides makes for a fascinating combination of breeding birds, and you may find Cordilleran and Dusky Flycatchers, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Canyon Wren, and Virginia's and Black-throated Gray Warblers all side-by-side. The place deserves tremendous pressure during migration, and if I were a Hooded Warbler lost on the west slope of Colorado, this is where I'd set up shop.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Scrub Oak Forest, Stream, Cliff Face
Directions: Take the Dotsero exit off I-70 (exit 133). Head north on the Colorado River Road a little less than two miles to the Deep Creek Road on the left. The recreation area is a short distance up the road; respect posted private property.
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