La Sal Creek

· Uncompahgre

La Sal Creek

Tall, sheer rock walls; thick, lush riparian woodland; a rushing mountain stream — what more could you ask for? La Sal Creek is one of the great undiscovered gems of western Colorado. The riparian habitat hosts species such as Yellow-breasted Chat, Gray Catbird, and Indigo Bunting. The cliffs provide ideal habitat for Canyon and Rock Wrens and White-throated Swift. A number of local butterfly species inhabit the area, including Desert Marble and Southwestern Orangetip. Reptiles are especially diverse in this part of Colorado.

County: Montrose

Habitat: Cliff Face, Riparian.

Directions: From Paradox, head west on CO 90 for 5.3 miles to CR X4, on the left (south). Follow this road down into the canyon and La Sal Creek.

Delorme: 64 B1
Roads of Colorado: 104 B4

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: BLM
Admission: Free

Restrictions: High-clearance vehicle may be required for the further portions of the road

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: None

Latitude: 38.3240857
Longitude: -108.9806704

Amenities

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