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Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area
Description: A large permanent spring and a good lowland-riparian grove make this a great site. Along with picnic sites, interpretive signs and rock art, there is also some good pinyon-juniper forest and yucca grassland. Birds are similar to those at Cottonwood Canyon. This can be an excellent area for reptiles and amphibians, including softshell turtles.
Habitat: Stream, Cliff Face, Lowland Riparian
Directions: Go south on US 287/385 to CR M (18 miles south of Springfield) and go west on CR M. Follow CR M for about 22 miles to GR 539 (signed for Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area) and turn left. The Picnic Area is about a half mile from CR M.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours of Operation:
Delorme: 101 D5
Roads of Colorado: 157 E3
Lodging: Tent camping in the parking area only
Parking: Gravel parking area
Restrictions or Hazards: Obey all rules and regulations
Handicap Access: Easy walking trail
URL: Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area Website