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National Parks and Monuments

Black Canyon of the Gunnison NM
Colorado National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds NM

Great Sand Dunes National Monument
Explore the Great Sand Dunes
Hovenweep National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park


Colorado State And Regional Parks

Lathrop State Park
Navajo State Park

Mancos State Park
San Luis Lakes State Park


Recreation & Wilderness Areas

THE COLORADO RIVER - Index
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Bradfield Recreation Area (BLM)
Browns Park
National Wildlife Refuge

Cebolla Creek Recreation Area (BLM)
Chukar Trailhead Recreation Area (BLM)
Five Points Recreation Area (BLM)
Grand Mesa National Forest
Gunnison National Forest

Hecla Recreation Area (BLM)

Dolores Canyon Overlook (BLM)
Monte Vista National
Wildlife Refuge

Mill Creek Recreation Area (BLM)
Mountain Sheep Point (BLM)
Penitente Canyon Recreation Area
(BLM)
Pinyon Flats Recreation Area (BLM)
Red Ridge Recreation Area (BLM)
Rinco Recreation Area (BLM)
Rio Grande National Forest
San Juan National Forest
The Gate Recreation Area (BLM)
Ute Trailhead
Recreation Area
(BLM)
White River National Forest
Zapata Falls Recreation Area (BLM)


Cities & Towns

Alamosa, Colorado
Antonito, Colorado
Cañon City, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cortez, Colorado
Craig, Colorado
Creede, Colorado
Del Norte, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Dinosaur, Colorado
Dolores, Colorado
Durango, Colorado
Fort Garland, Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
Gunnison, Colorado

Lake City, Colorado
Mancos, Colorado
Meeker, Colorado
Monte Vista, Colorado
Montrose, Colorado
Ouray, Colorado
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Salida, Colorado
Silverton, Colorado
San Luis, Colorado
Telluride, Colorado
Trinidad, Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado
Walsenburg, Colorado



Historic Locations & Points of Interest

Anasazi Heritage Center (BLM)
Bent’s Old Fort
Cortez CU Center (BLM)
Chimney Rock
Archeological Area

Crow Canyon
Archaeological Center

Grand Circle
Garden of the Gods
Lowry Pueblo Ruins (BLM)
Ludlow and the arroyo
Mitchel Springs Ruin (BLM)
Pikes Peak
Rangely History Museum (Rangely)
Royal Gorge
White River History Museum (Meeker)
Ute Mountain Tribal Park

 

Colorado Facts

Capital: Denver
Land Area: 103,718 sq. miles
Population: 4,550,688
Counties: 64
Highest Point:
Mt. Elbert at 14,433 feet,
Lowest Point:
Arikaree River at 3,315 feet



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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
The movie Stagecoach, in 1939 introduced two stars to the American public, John Wayne, and Monument Valley. Visiting Monument Valley gives you a spiritual and uplifting experience that few places on earth can duplicate. Take a look at this spectacular scenery in this DesertUSA video.

Glen Canyon Dam - Lake Powell Held behind the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Dam, waters of the Colorado River and tributaries are backed up almost 186 miles, forming Lake Powell. The dam was completed in 1963. Take a look at this tremendous feat of engineering - the Glen Canyon Dam.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Canyon de Chelly NM offers the opportunity to learn about Southwestern Indian history from the earliest Anasazi to the Navajo Indians who live and farm here today. Its primary attractions are ruins of Indian villages built between 350 and 1300 AD at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves.

Mojave National Preserve Video
Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is the Mojave National Preserve, a 1.6 million acre park. Trains pass through this area over rails built by the Union Pacific, leading to Kelso. See the Kelso Depot, built in 1924 and closed in 1985. It has been completely restored, and is now Mojave NP's information center, with museum exhibits and historically furnished rooms.


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