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Description: 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.
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.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours of Operation:
Delorme: 101 B5
Roads of Colorado: 140 C2
Lodging: Hotel in La Junta or Las Animas
Parking: Gravel parking area
Restrictions or Hazards: No fires. Obey CDOW rules and regulations; be aware of hunters in season
Handicap Access: Limited
URL: Setchfield SWA Website