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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Trail Gulch Road - Eagle County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This road runs mostly through BLM land, although there is some private property along it as well. It connects I-70 with the Colorado River Road between Dotsero and Burns. The north part of the road is ruggedly scenic but sparsely vegetated. The central part of the road, however, runs through some of the best sagebrush in the county. Sage Sparrow was found somewhere in this area on the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas. Unfortunately, much of the sage coincides with the private property, so pay careful attention to property boundaries before leaving the road. The southern end of the road rises through some PJ hillsides on its way up from the interstate.

Habitat: Sagebrush, Pinyon-Juniper Forest
Directions: From the Gypsum exit off I-70 (exit 140), head north on Trail Gulch Road, which (if you can follow your map and your instincts correctly) will eventually dump you out onto the Colorado River Road north of Dotsero.
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