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Badger Creek: Big Country with some Big Problems

Article by Jeffrey Keidel

Land use – January 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Badger Creek Watershed is BIG country. The area encompasses 135,000 acres stretching northeast of Salida.

But such statistics belie its vast and isolated beauty. The open range of the upper part of the basin, seems to go on forever. Black and Waugh Mountain serve as guideposts to keep oriented, but it’s still easy to get lost. The lower basin is rugged piƱon-juniper terrain. Locals talk of ticks and rattlesnakes “down there.”