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Semidesert Shrublands Life Zone (West CO)

Colorado Life Zones: Seasons, Plants, & Animals

Step 1: Choose One of the Life Zones or Choices Below

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Colorado Life Zones General Information Interactive Elevation & Life Zone Diagram Colorado Maps: Life Zones and More Semidesert Shrublands (West CO) Shortgrass Plains Life Zone (East CO) Foothills Woodlands & Shrublands Montane Forests Life Zone Subalpine Life Zone Alpine Life Zone Riparian Life Zones

Semidesert Shrublands Life Zone: Seasons, Plants, & Animals

Step 2: Choose a Topic from the Semidesert Shrublands Life Zone & Scroll Down

Semidesert Plants
General Information

Semidesert Shrublands Through the Seasons
Through the Seasons

Semidesert Canyonlands and Shrublands
Canyonlands and Shrublands

Semidesert Shrublands Awesome Adaptations
Awesome Adaptations

Semidesert Shrublands Plants and Trees
Plants and Trees

Semidesert Shrublands Mammals

Semidesert Shrublands Birds

Semidesert Shrublands Reptiles and Amphibians
Reptiles & Amphibians

Semidesert Shrublands Life Zone General Information

The semidesert shrublands are on the western side (Colorado Plateau Region) and south-central side (San Luis Valley) of the state. Its elevation is from about 5000 to 7000 feet above sea level. It is made up of desert canyonlands and open sagebrush shrublands. On the Life Zone map below they are labeled yellow and light green on western and south-central side of the state.

Within the Colorado Plateau region, there is the Roan Plateau, Uncompahgre Plateau, Grand Mesa, and Flattop Mountains. Different rivers cross it and provide important riparian life zones.They are the Colorado River, Gunnison River, White River, Yampa River, and Delores River. Check the second map to find these on the map.

The San Luis Valley is in the south-central part of the state. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains and San Juan Mountains sorround the valley. The Rio Grande River flows from these mountains and through the San Luis Valley. In the Map

Semidesert Shrublands and Canyonlands

Semidesert Shrublands
semidesert canyonlands
Semidesert Canyonlands Semidesert Shrublands

Colorado's Life Zones Map

Colorado Map: Mountain Ranges and Major Rivers