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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Dotsero State Wildlife Area - Eagle County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Although it is technically no longer a State Wildlife Area, this remote place is still accessible to the public and worth a visit. Like other valleys in this part of the state, it houses a neat mix of PJ, oak, deciduous riparian brush and willows. Migrant flocks of warblers and sparrows can fill up the bushes here, with many species remaining to breed. The road into the SWA is rough, but passable to most passenger cars when dry. The Sweetwater Creek Road has a few small private ponds and private cottonwood stands that can provide good birding.

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Scrub Oak Forest, Streamside Willow
Directions: From the Dotsero exit off I-70 (exit 133), head north on the Colorado River road approximately seven miles and turn left on Sweetwater Road (CR 40). Head up Sweetwater Road about six miles to a right turn onto Sheep Creek Road (Road 5 / 5A). This is the BLM land that used to be Dotsero SWA.
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