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La Sal Creek
Description: Tall, sheer rock walls; thick, lush riparian woodland; a rushing mountain stream -- what more could you ask for? La Sal Creek is one of the great undiscovered gems of western Colorado. The riparian habitat hosts species such as Yellow-breasted Chat, Gray Catbird, and Indigo Bunting. The cliffs provide ideal habitat for Canyon and Rock Wrens and White-throated Swift. A number of local butterfly species inhabit the area, including Desert Marble and Southwestern Orangetip. Reptiles are especially diverse in this part of Colorado.
Habitat: Cliff Face, Riparian.
Directions: From Paradox, head west on CO 90 for 5.3 miles to CR X4, on the left (south). Follow this road down into the canyon and La Sal Creek.
Dates of Access: Any
Hours of Operation: Any
Delorme: 64 B1
Roads of Colorado: 104 B4
Lodging: Primitive camping
Restrictions or Hazards: High-clearance vehicle may be required for the further portions of the road
Handicap Access: None