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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Park

Rank: 260 3 Activites Phone: (719)-748-3253 Email: FLFO_information@nps.gov Distance: 6.87 miles

Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

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Garden Park Fossil Area

3 Activites Phone: (719)-269-8500 Email: jlenard@blm.gov Distance: 22.45 miles

Fossils of well-known species of large dinosaurs have been discovered at this site over the last 120 years. Many of the dinosaur fossils discovered at this site are on exhibit at museums around the country, including the Denver Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Fossils of two-legged, plant-eating dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs, and...

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Gold Belt Recreation Management Area National Park

15 Activites Phone: (719)-269-8500 Email: jlenard@blm.gov Distance: 28.43 miles

Travel on a historic, narrow-gauge railroad bed, an old stage road, and a county road on the Gold Belt Scenic Byway. The Byway retraces the historic travel routes connecting Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District, site of the world's largest Gold Rush. Cripple Creek now caters to gamblers and other visitors. The 3 legs of the route, which form a loop, have a total length of about 131 miles.

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Lost Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 31.74 miles

The Lost Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 119,790 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1980 the Lost Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ".....

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Arkansas River National Park

12 Activites Phone: (719)-539-7289 Email: dbruns@blm.gov Distance: 42.57 miles

The Arkansas River is one of the most popular river-rafting spots in the United States. The area also provides some of the best fishing in Colorado. The spectacular scenery is highlighted by the steep, narrow, rocky canyons that provide excellent opportunities to view Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. There are over 25 developed river-access areas. Popular activities include rockhounding at Ruby Mount...

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Buffalo Peaks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 47.71 miles

The Buffalo Peaks Wilderness now contains a total of 43,410 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1993 the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age o...

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Pueblo Reservoir National Park

13 Activites Phone: (719)-561-9320 Email: lake.pueblo.park@state.co.us Distance: 49.39 miles

Recreation at Pueblo Reservoir is managed by the Colorado State Parks under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Eastern Colorado Area Office, Loveland, Colorado.Pueblo Reservoir was created by Pueblo Dam which crosses the Arkansas River. The reservoir is part of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The 1.7 million annual visitor's recreation activities are accommodated by 6.8 square miles (4,...

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Chatfield Lake National Park

11 Activites Distance: 50.87 miles

Chatfield Dam, located southwest of Denver on the South Platte River, was the second of three dams built to protect the Denver region from floods. The 1,479-acre land and the 5,300 acres surrounding it provide a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, and swimming. Chatfield Nature Preserve for environmental studies and the old Hildebrand Homestead, which is listed on the...

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Mount Evans Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 52.88 miles

The Mount Evans Wilderness now contains a total of 74,401 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1980 the Mount Evans Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "....

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Cache Creek Recreation Area National Park

10 Activites Phone: (707)-468-4000 Email: BLM_CA_Ukiah_FO_Web@blm.gov Distance: 56.20 miles

This secluded, hilly expanse of oak woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral is a combination of over 70,000 acres of BLM managed lands and 4,700 acres of State and County lands. The Natural Area is traversed by Cache Creek, with its year-round water flow. Elevation ranges from 3200 feet atop Brushy Sky High, down to 600 feet in the eastern end of Cache Creek along State Route 16. Showcasing the area...

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Bear Creek Lake National Park

12 Activites Distance: 56.20 miles

Bear Creek Dam, the last of three dams built to protect the Denver region from floods, is located on the southwest edge of suburban Lakewood at the confluence of Bear Creek and Turkey Creek. This project is known for its diverse bird and waterfowl population and its striking scenic views. Recreation opportunities include camping, horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, boating, archery and nature ...

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Mosquito Peaks National Park

4 Activites Phone: (719)-269-8500 Email: jlenard@blm.gov Distance: 56.44 miles

This beautiful high-alpine tundra and Area of Critical Environmental Concern contains significant biodiversity. There are several small parcels of BLM land here, with unique geological formations and 18 rare plant species. This area is located near signficant cultural attractions within the communities of Fairplay (to the east) and Leadville (to the west).

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Nara's Rocky Mountain Region - Denver National Park

1 Activites Phone: (303)-407-5740 Email: denver.archives@nara.gov Distance: 56.84 miles

Historical Research Original records NARA's Rocky Mountain Region in Denver has more than 47,000 cubic feet of archival holdings open to the public for research. These holdings date from about 1860 to the 1980s, and include textual records, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings. They were created or received by the Federal courts and over 75 Federal agencies in Colorado, Montana, New Mex...

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Collegiate Peaks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 57.55 miles

The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness now contains a total of 167,414 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1980 the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In a...

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Guanella Pass Road National Park

Phone: (303)-567-4660 Distance: 58.50 miles

This well-settled road leap-frogs the steep divide between the South Platte and Clear Creek watersheds, passing through a succession of distinct environments. The lower elevations are green and wet, with thick stands of spruce, fir, aspen, and pine rising along cascading creeks. Higher up, the streams snake through broad meadows, succoring thirsty mammals, nesting birds, and the industrious ...

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Cherry Creek Lake National Park

9 Activites Distance: 60.30 miles

Cherry Creek Dam, located at the southeast edge of Denver in Aurora, CO, was the first of the three dams to be built to protect the Denver region from catastrophic South Platte River floodwaters that plagued the area for more than 100 years. Recreational opportunities include camping, fishing, picnicking, an archery/rifle range, a horse stable, nature and bike trails, a marina, and a swimming are...

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Sangre De Cristo Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 61.56 miles

The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness now contains a total of 228,044 acres and is managed by the Forest Service and the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1993 the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary op...

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Turquoise Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (719)-486-0749 Email: www.fs.fed.us Distance: 64.67 miles

Recreation facilities consist of 8 campgrounds, accommodating 300 campsites and 2 boat-launching ramps. Surface available for recreation includes 780 acres. Primary recreation activities include camping and fishing. Fish species available include mackinaw trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout. Facilities closed in winter due to ice and snow, but popular area for ice fishing.Turquoise Lake is a fea...

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Mount Massive Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 66.48 miles

The Mount Massive Wilderness now contains a total of 30,540 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1980 the Mount Massive Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportu...

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Taylor River State Wildlife Area National Park

5 Activites Phone: (970)-248-0600 Distance: 68.52 miles

Recreation at Taylor River State Wildlife Area is managed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Division of Wildlife can be reached at 970-641-7070; e mail dan.brauch@state.co.us. The area provides about 1/2 miles of fishing access along the Taylor River below Taylor Park Dam, which is a feature of the Uncompahgre Project. The fishery is catch-...

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Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (303)-289-0232 Email: rockymountainarsenal@fws.gov Distance: 69.37 miles

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The Refuge consists of approximately 72 acres, with 63 acres of upland habitat and 9 acres of wetlands. Refuge habitat supports over 100 different species of birds. Due to its proximity to Denver, one of the Refuge's primary goals is to provide environmental education programs for urban school childr...

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Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 70.05 miles

The Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 22,040 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1993 the Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. I...

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Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 71.23 miles

The Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 13,175 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1993 the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age...

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (303)-289-0232 Email: rockymountainarsenal@fws.gov Distance: 72.47 miles

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located 10 minutes from downtown Denver, is nearly 17,000 acres, making it one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the United States. It consists of open lakes, wetlands, prairie grasslands, and woodlands. Due to its proximity to Denver, one of the Refuge's primary goals is to provide environmental education programs for urban schoo...

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Fossil Ridge Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 72.92 miles

The Fossil Ridge Wilderness now contains a total of 33,060 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1993 the Fossil Ridge Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ...

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