Garfield Creek SWA
! STATE WILDLIFE AREA (SWA) ALERT !
From New Castle, go 2 miles SW on CR 312 to Garfield Creek Rd., then 1 mile S.
min. 5,556 ft - max 10,532 ft
Deer;#Dusky (blue) grouse;#Elk;#
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds visitors to check current hunting, fishing and land use regulations when planning to visit a State Wildlife Area. Refer to the Recreational Lands Brochure, as well as the Fishing and Hunting Regulation Brochures located on the Regulations Brochures Page. State Wildlife Area visitors can also find rules and regulations information in Chapter 9 Regulations.
Established and managed as a complete elk ecosystem, from winter range, through transitional range, up to summer range. Helps insure survival of elk populations and provides valuable habitat for hundreds of other species of wildlife. Scenic area provides access to White River National Forest and Burea of Land Management property. Wildlife includes: elk, deer, golden eagles, golden-mantled ground squirrels, turkeys, bobcats, dusky (blue) grouse, cottontails, marmots, badgers, redtail foxes, redtail hawks, raccoons, weasels, bear and mountain lions.
First aid in Glenwood Springs, 12 miles; Rifle 12 miles. Ambulance service in New Castle.
Area CPW Office: Glenwood Springs, (970) 947-2920.