Otero CR E
The small area of saltbush and sagebrush flats here support one of the only SE populations of Black-throated Sparrow. Both Brewer’s and Cassin’s Sparrows could also be seen, along with coyotes and jackrabbits. Checking the small riparian corridor from the bridge over the Purgatoire River may also be productive.
Directions: From US 50 in the heart of La Junta, head south on CO 109 (signed for Pritchett and Kim). Follow the road south approximately eighteen miles to the turnoff to CR E on the right (west).
Delorme: 101 B4
Roads of Colorado: 140 B2
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Public road through private property; remain on the road
Lodging: Hotel in La Junta
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car