San Miguel CR W35

· Uncompahgre

San Miguel CR W35

This scenic canyon is very close to the town of Norwood, but feels very remote. The road is well graveled from Norwood to the junction with CR Z39, and runs through excellent pinyon-juniper habitat with Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Black-throated Gray Warbler. The valley floor is private property. Visitors must stay on the road. the permanent stream supports an interesting oak/riparian community with Black-headed Grosbeak, among other birds. Look for several species of lizards and snakes on the road on cool sunny days.

County: San Miguel

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Riparian, Scrub Oak Forest

Directions: From the west end of Grand Avenue in Norwood, head north on CO 145 for one mile and turn left (west) on CR AA42, which becomes CR W35.

Delorme: 65 C6
Roads of Colorado: 121 F2

Dates of Access: Open all year, but beware of poor road conditions in winter
Hours: Any
Ownership: BLM
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Respect private property

Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotels in Norwood

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Elevation: 6450

Latitude: 38.1453355
Longitude: -108.3207754

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
HuntingYes
FishingYes
2015-03-25T17:16:23-06:00

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