Colorado's Cebolla Creek

August 6, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

‘Cebolla’ is Spanish for onion, and no doubt this small stream near the continental divide was named for the wild onions that grow along its banks. “As the creek travels down from the San Juan Mountains into the Gunnison Valley, it forms the northern boundary of the La Garita Wilderness. Along the way it changes character, from a pearl string of beaver ponds and tranquil, green spring creek-like stretches to a clear, purling “freestone” stream with pools stitched together by white pocket water.” Ed Dentry writes about this favorite of small-stream aficionados in the Rocky Mountain News. (Map of area.)