Rock Creek

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Rock Creek

This is one of several wonderful backcountry drives in the southern San Juans. It rises from low dry canyon country all the way up to the cold moist spruce-fir forests where Gray Jays make their home. If you are the first one up this way in the morning, you might find a Dusky Grouse or a mule deer on the road. A nocturnal expedition could turn up singing poorwills and (in the high country) Boreal Owl, plus porcupines, foxes, and snowshoe hares.

County: Rio Grande

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Lowland Riparian, Rimrock/Mesa, Mixed Conifer Forest

Directions: Two miles south of Monte Vista on CO 15, turn right (west) onto CR 2S. After a little over two miles, take a left (south) at the T onto CR 28. It is about 12 miles from here to the Rock Creek Campground, about 9 of which is unpaved.

Delorme: 80 D1, 89 A6-A7
Roads of Colorado: 134 B3-A4

Dates of Access: Road not maintained in winter
Hours: Any
Ownership: BLM/US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None

Parking: Roadside, or unpaved parking areas
Lodging: USFS campgrounds

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Latitude: 37.5064217
Longitude: -106.208308


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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