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Upper Colorado River Recreation Area

Catamount Bridge: Between Burns and McCoy

Pinball Point: South of Burns

Cottonwood Site: South of Sweetwater

Lyons Gulch:  South of the Cottonwood Site
 

FACILITIES
Some sites have toilets.


ATTRACTIONS
Elevation is 6,000 to 7,000 feet and is accessible year round
Vegetation includes pinon-juniper woodland, sagebrush and scrub oak
Geological formations include sandstones and sea floor deposits.  Fossils are present.


RECREATION
River floating from late May through September (Class I & II)
Fishing (Rainbow and Brown trout)
Wildlife includes deer, fox, bald eagles, ducks, blue geese, blue heon and songbirds


DIRECTIONS
From Glenwood Springs, travel on I-70 to the Dotsero exit and head north along the river.  The road eventually connects with State Highway 131, which can be taken back to the I-70 at Wolcott and back to Glenwood Springs.
 

For information on other rivers in Colorado, you may contact other BLM offices, or the Colorado River Outfitters Association (CROA), P.O. Box 1662, Buena Vista, Colorado, 81211 (303) 369-4632.