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Timpas Creek SWA
Description: This SWA just south of La Junta has some small but dense groves of trees that can contain migrants, and the canal with its large cottonwoods could have Mississippi Kites, among others. The small ponds are worth a look for ducks, and the trees can harbor rabbits and squirrels.
Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: From Rocky Ford, go south on CO 71 four miles to CO 10 and turn left (east). Go 1.5 miles to and turn right (south) on CR 21, then go one mile to CR Z and turn west. The SWA is along this road near the county landfill.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours of Operation:
Delorme: 100 A3
Roads of Colorado: 123 F4
Lodging: Tent camping (no facilities), or hotel in Rocky Ford
Restrictions or Hazards: No fires. Obey CDOW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season
Handicap Access: Easy walking trail
Contact Information: 719-336-6600 for CDOW information
URL: Timpas Creek SWA Website