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Escalante State Wildlife Area, Colorado
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Description: 4800-7700ft elevation. 9 tracts make up the Esclante SWA. Vegetation ranges from sagebrush, & cheatgrass to riparian bosque to piņon juniper woodlands to fields of cultivated crops for small game habitat. Big game (bear, deer, elk, antelope), waterfowl, upland bird & small game hunting. Purpose of area is winter range for deer, chukar habitat, waterfowl nesting, habitat for rabbit, dove, pheasant, quail, herons, beaver, muskrat, mink, raptors, bobcat & coyote. Fishing in Escalante Creek for stocked trout & in ponds along Roubideau Creek, and in the Gunnison River.

Location: Cap Smith Tract
From Delta, 12 miles northwest on US 50, then go southwest into Escalante Canyon 6 miles.
East Walker Tract
From Delta, travel 12 miles north on US 50, then southwest into Escalante Canyon 4 miles.
Hamilton Tract
From Delta, travel 2.2 miles west on 5th Street (G Road), then 2 miles northwest on G 50 Road.
Picket Corral Tract
From Delta, travel 12 miles northwest on US 50, then southwest into Escalante Canyon 21 miles.
Roubideau Tract
From Delta, travel 4.5 miles west on 5th Street (G Road).
Upper Roubideau & Peach Orchard Point Tract
From Delta, travel west on 5th Street (G Road) for 6.5 miles, then right on the Sawmill Mesa Road for 11.5 miles.
Waterwheel-Gunnison River Tracts
From Delta, travel 12 miles northwest on US 50, 3 miles southwest on Escalante Canyon Rd., 0.75 mile upstream on south side of Gunnison River.
West Walker Tract
From Delta, travel 12 miles northwest on US 50, 17 miles southwest into Escalante Canyon, 5 miles west on Palmer Gulch Road, 1.2 miles north toward Tatum Ridge, then 6 miles northeast on Tatum Ridge/Sowbelly Ridge Roads.


Address: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Headquarters
1313 Sherman Street Suite 618
Denver, CO  80203
Phone: (303)297-1192

Season: varies with each tract

Fee: no

Reservations: no
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Notes: Cap Smith Tract,160 acres. East Walker Tract,480 acres. Hamilton Tract,410 acres. Harrison Tract,44 acres. Lower Roubideau Tract,2924 acres. Picket Corral Tract,160 acres. Upper Roubideau and Peach Orchard,2480 acres. Waterwheel, Kelso, and Lower Gunnison Tracts,322 acres. West Walker Tract,633 acres.
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