Big Chico Creek originates on Colby Mountain, located in Tehama County, California. The creek flows 46 miles and empties into the Sacramento River in Butte County. The creek’s elevation ranges from 120 feet above sea level at the Sacramento River to 6,000 feet at Colby Mountain.
This portion of the creek flows through Bidwell Park in the town of Chico in Northern California. It is a great place to walk.
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