Exploring the Roan Plateau: Day Two

Field & Stream

Hiking down into lower Trapper Creek. Ken Neubecker in the lead, Chris Hunt, Mac Cunningham, and me bringing up the tail. We’ll be in the cool trees soon, and you can see across to the dry, sun-baked aspect of the canyon, sage and cinquefoil and short grass. That side of the canyon is like a different world from where we’ll be fishing, but it’s really only a few hundred yards away. Shade, aspect, water, elevation, terrain – they change everything, and nowhere is this more clear than on the Roan, where all of these vastly different worlds are so close together.  There is perhaps no place in Colorado that holds so much diversity, or where so much unique habitat remains unprotected. 



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