Cottonwood Pass Road

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It seems like this road has a little bit of every kind of habitat, but not much of any one. However, there is some very decent scrub-oak forest and sagebrush (look for Virginia’s and Orange-crowned Warblers, Western Scrub-Jay, Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees, and Violet-green Swallow), and some farmer’s ponds well below the road just before the Garfield County line can have breeders like American Coot, Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, and Ring-necked Duck.

County: Eagle
Habitat: Sagebrush, Scrub Oak Forest, Pond

Directions: From the Gypsum exit off I-70 (exit 140), take US 6 east into the town of Gypsum. About a half mile from the interstate, turn right onto Valley Road. 2.5 miles south of US 6, turn right (west) onto CR 10 (Cottonwood Pass Road).

Delorme: 36 D1-D2
Roads of Colorado: 68 B3-C2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Private/USFS
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Respect private property and bird from the road in non-public areas
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: None

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited car birding

Elevation: 8280
Latitude: 39.5341
Longitude: -107.0427

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo