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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Slumgullion Pass - Hinsdale County
Aliases: Spring Creek Pass
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This pass, along with Spring Creek Pass just to the south, form the high points along CO 149, and the highest points accessible in a passenger car in the county. The dense spruce-fir habitat in the area is good for Boreal Owl, and most of the other normal high-elevation species can be found in the area. We found both species of crossbill here in October 2003. A side attraction is the Slumgullion Earthflow, a still slowly moving enormous mudslide responsible for the formation of Lake San Cristobal.

Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Streamside Willow
Directions: Slumgullion Pass is along CO 149, 9.5 miles south of Lake City and 21 miles NW of the Hinsdale/Mineral County line.
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CBRC Records from Slumgullion Pass

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Red Crossbill2007-046 7/4/2008