Setchfield State Wildlife Area

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Setchfield State Wildlife Area

This remote site may well be the least visited of all SWAs. It is filled with juniper woodland and rimrock, and and is a good place to see things like Canyon Towhee, Rock Wren, Curve-billed Thrasher, and Ladder-backed Woodpecker, not to mention rattlesnakes and several species of lizard. A small riparian area can be found below the burst dam, and should be checked for migrants in season. Pronghorn and mule deer can be seen in the area.

County: Bent

Habitat: Pinyon/Juniper Forest, Rimrock/Mesa, Grassland/Prairie

Directions: Head south from Las Animas on CO 101 to CR P, five miles north of Toonerville. Head west on CR P, bend south in one mile, west in another mile, and take a quick left onto CR 11/CR 10, which winds several miles south to the SWA.

Delorme: 101 B5
Roads of Colorado: 140 C2

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license required for everyone 18 or older to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Restrictions: Camping and fires prohibited. Obey all CPW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotel in La Junta or Las Animas

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 37.75988
Longitude: -103.25241

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Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
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