Eastern Mojave Vegetation US Highway 160  
 

Tom Schweich  

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Literature Cited
 Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to US Highway 89 near Tuba City, Arizona.

 

   

Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Junction: US Highway 60

  Kansas above
Colorado below

 

   

Walsh

 
  Junction: Colorado Highway 100, south to Vilas.

Other articles:
• US Highway 385:   s. Springfield;  

Junction: US Highway 385, north to Lamar, or south to Oklahoma.

Other articles:
• County Road 12:   at US 160;  

Junction: County Road 12, north, eventually connecting with Colorado Highway 101 runing south from Las Animas.
  Highway turns to southbound from westbound to enter Pritchett.
Comanche National Grasslands below

 

   

Pritchett

 

Other articles:
• County Road BB:   at US 160;  

Junction: County Road BB, west from County Road 7, east to County Road 14.
  Cross Lone Rock Draw. There is a collection of Frasera coloradensis about 3-4 miles to the west.

Other articles:
• County Road Z:   at US 160;  

Junction: County Road Z, west from County Road 5, east to County Road 13.

Other articles:
• County Road 8:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: County Road 8, north in the direction of Lone Rock and a collection of Frasera coloradensis.
  Junction: County Road 3, south to Utleyville.
  Las Animas County above
Baca County below

 

   

Andrix

 

Other articles:
• Colorado Highway 109:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 109, north to La Junta.

 

 

Locations: Kim.  

Kim

 
  Comanche National Grasslands above

 

   

Tobe

 

 

   

Walts Corner

Junction: Colorado Highway 398, south to Branson and New Mexico.

Other articles:
• US Highway 350:   near Trinidad;  

Junction: US Highway 350, northeast to La Junta.

Other articles:
• CO Hwy 12:  Trinidad;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 12, N. Animas Street

 

 

Other articles:
• US Interstate 25:  Trinidad;  

Trinidad

Junction: US Interstate 25, south.

 

 

Other articles:
• US Interstate 25:  Walsenburg;  

Walsenburg

Junction: US Interstate 25, north.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   4 Apr 2016;

Locations: Spanish Peaks.
Full Size ImageSpanish Peaks south from US Highway 160.  

View of the Spanish Peaks to the south of US Highway 160.

Other articles:
• CO Hwy 12:   near La Veta;  

Junction: CO Highway 12, to La Veta and then south.

Locations: North La Veta Pass. San Luis Valley.  

Huerfano County above
North La Veta Pass.
Costilla County and San Luis Valley below
  Costilla County above
Alamosa County below

Other articles:
• Colorado Highway 150:   at US 160;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 150, north to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Other articles:
• El Rancho Lane:   at US 160;  

Junction: El Rancho Lane, south to Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge.

Other articles:
• Colorado Highway 17:   at US 160;
• Colorado and New Mexico Highway 17:   at US 160;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 17, north through San Luis Valley to US Highway 285.

Locations: Rio Grande River.  

Cross Rio Grande River.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   5 Apr 2016;
Full Size ImageD&RGW 169 on display at Cole Park in Alamosa
Full Size ImageD&RGW 169 on display at Cole Park in Alamosa  

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The Rio Grande River in downtown Alamosa.
City Offices and Cole Park, with D&RGW 169 on display.

 

 

Locations: Alamosa.  

Alamosa

 

Other articles:
• US Highway 285:   in Alamosa;  

  • West Avenue
  • Junction: US Highway 285, south through Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

   

Parma

 

Other articles:
• County Line Road:   at US 160;  

Junction: N & S 100 Rd
Alamosa County above
Rio Grande County below
Junction: N CR 6E, S CR 102

Full Size ImageMonte Vista depot and the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad.
Full Size ImageColorado Potato Administrative Committee in Monte Vista.
Full Size ImageMonte Vista Depot.  
Cross San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad.

 

 

Other articles:
• Colorado Highway 15:   at US 160;
• US Highway 285:   at Monte Vista;

Locations: Monte Vista.  

Monte Vista

Junction:
  • US Highway 285, north to Denver. US Hwy 285 south follows the route of US Hwy 160 east to Alamosa, then diverges south through Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • CO Highway 15, south, through the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge.
  • S. Broadway Steet, southbound street of Monte Vista.

 

   

Del Norte

 

Other articles:
• Colorado Highway 112:   at US 160;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 112, Oak Street, turn north on Oak Street for Colorado Highway 112, south on Oak Street a block and a half for the Rio Grande County Museum.

Other articles:
• County Road 5 North:   at US 160;  

Junction: [Rio Grande] County Road 5 North

Locations: Embargo Creek.
Full Size ImageInterpretive panel at Wagon Wheel Gap  

Junction: Grainger Road, to Embargo Creek.

 

 

Other articles:
• Colorado State Highway 149:  South Fork;

Locations: South Fork.  

South Fork

Junction: Colorado Highway 149, north to Creede, Lake City, and US Highway 50 near Gunnison.

Locations: San Luis Valley. Wolf Creek Pass.  

San Luis Valley and Rio Grande River watershed above
Wolf Creek Pass, Elev. 10823 ft.

Other articles:
• Forest Road 37:   at US 160;  

Junction: Forest Road 37

Locations: Coal Creek.  

Junction: County Road 113 and Forest Road 666, "Fawn Gulch Road"

About 5 miles east northeast on Coal Creek is a collection locality of Frasera speciosa (Jeanette Flaig 2905, RM160452).

Other articles:
• US Highway 84:   near Pagosa Springs;  

Junction: US Highway 84, south into New Mexico

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   21 Apr 2017;

Locations: Pagosa Springs.  

Pagosa Springs

 
  Junction: US Highway 550, south.

 

 

Other articles:
• US Hwy 550:   at US 160 W;  

Durango

Junction: US Highway 550, north.

Other articles:
• US Hwy 550:   at US 160 E;  

Junction: US Highway 550, south to New Mexico.

 

 

Other articles:
• Colorado State Highway 184:   at US 160;

Locations: Mancos.  

Mancos

Junction: Colorado Highway 184, northwest to Dolores and US Highway 491.

Locations: Mancos Valley.
Full Size ImageMancos Valley view from Mesa Verde  

View of Mancos Valley from Mesa Verde.

 

 

Literature Cited:
- Post, Douglas M., 1956.

Other articles:
• Frasera albomarginata:   in Colorado;

Locations: Mesa Verde. Mesa Verde National Park. Soda Canyon Tip-off Trail.  

Mesa Verde National Park

 

Other articles:
• Colorado State Highway 145:   at US 160;  

Junction: US Highway 145, north to Dolores, Telluride, and Naturita.

 

 

Other articles:
• US Highway 491:  Cortez;

Locations: Cortez.  

Cortez

Junction: US Highway 491, north.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   near Towaoc;
Full Size ImageMontezuma Valley, south of Towaoc, Ute Mountain Indian Reservation  

Locations: Chimney Rock Draw.  

Road east to Chimney Rock Draw.

Other articles:
• US Highway 491:   at US Hwy 160 W;  

Junction:
  • US Highway 491, south.
  • Mancos Canyon Road
, west

Other articles:
• Utah Highway 262:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 41, northwest to the Utah State Line and Utah Highway 262, then to Montezuma Creek, Utah
  Colorado above ...
New Mexico below

 

 

   

New Mexico

 

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   3-Jun-08 at Fout Corners;  3-Jun-08 at Four Corners;

Locations: Four Corners.
Full Size ImageMostly in Colorado, with a small toehold in Utah.  

Four Corners

Full Size Image
Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park
 
  New Mexico above
Arizona below

 

 

   

Arizona

 

 

 

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   near Tec Nos Pos;
Full Size ImageArea of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona  

Teec Nos Pos

Junction: Indian Route 5014, to Teec Nos Pos

Other articles:
• US Highway 64:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: US Highway 64, southeast to Beclabito, Shiprock, and points east

Other articles:
• US Highway 191:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: US Highway 191, north.

Other articles:
• US Highway 191:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: US Highway 191, south.

Locations: Mexican Water.  

Mexican Water is about 2 miles north.

Other articles:
• US Highway 163:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: US Highway 163, northeast past Kayenta and Mexican Hat to US Highway 191 near Bluff, Utah.

 

 

Locations: Tsegi Canyon.  

Tsegi

Mouth of Tsegi Canyon. There is a collection of Frasera speciosa made about 5 miles up Tsegi Canyon. Access may be easier by way of Navajo National Monument.
  Junction: Arizona Highway 564, to Navajo National Monument.

Other articles:
• Arizona Highway 98:   at US 160;  

Junction: Arizona Highway 98

Other articles:
• Indian Road 16:   at US 160;

Locations: Dark Canyon Plateau.  

Junction: Indian Route 16

Locations: Middle Mesa.  

Middle Mesa.

F. W. Gould & W. S. Philips (4741, 7/16/1948) collected Frasera paniculata near here.

 

 

Other articles:
• Arizona Highway 264:   at US Hwy 160;  

Tuba City

Junction: Arizona Highway 264

Other articles:
• U. S. Hwy 89:   at US Hwy 160;  

Junction: US Highway 89

 

 

   

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Post, Douglas M. 1956. Studies in the Gentianaceae: Frasera and Swertia of North America. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. 1956..
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Date and time this article was prepared: 7/12/2020 6:13:01 PM