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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Rank: 314 3 Activites Phone: (719)-383-5010 Email: beol_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 8.15 miles

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events.

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John Martin Reservoir National Park

8 Activites Phone: (719)-336-3476 Distance: 33.20 miles

A portion of the Santa Fe Trail is preserved for visitor viewing. From Las Animas, 15 mi E on US 50 to Hasty, 2 mi So on county road 260.

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Rank: 359 2 Activites Email: sand_information@nps.gov Distance: 69.21 miles

The Sand Creek Massacre: profound, symbolic, spiritual, controversial, a site unlike any other in America. As 675 cavalrymen came around a prairie bend, the camps of Chiefs Black Kettle, White Antelope, and Left Hand lay in the valley before them. Chaotic, horrific, tumultuous, and bloody, the events of November 29, 1864 changed the course of history.

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Pueblo Reservoir National Park

13 Activites Phone: (719)-561-9320 Email: lake.pueblo.park@state.co.us Distance: 71.20 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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Trinidad Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (719)-846-7990 Distance: 78.82 miles

This lake impounds the Purgatoire river in south-central Colorado. It provides 584 surface acres of water for recreation and flood control.

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Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 81.64 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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Capulin Volcano National Monument Park

Rank: 271 3 Activites Email: CAVO_interp@nps.gov Distance: 84.52 miles

Come view a dramatic landscape—a unique place of mountains, plains, and sky. Born of fire and forces continually reshaping the earth's surface, Capulin Volcano provides access to nature's most awe-inspiring work.

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Spanish Peaks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 88.58 miles

The Spanish Peaks Wilderness now contains a total of 17,855 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 2000 the Spanish 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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Gold Belt Recreation Management Area National Park

15 Activites Phone: (719)-269-8500 Email: jlenard@blm.gov Distance: 96.52 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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Garden Park Fossil Area

3 Activites Phone: (719)-269-8500 Email: jlenard@blm.gov Distance: 99.96 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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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Rank: 164 7 Activites Phone: (719)-378-6399 Email: grsa_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 108.87 miles

The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!

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Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (505)-375-2331 Email: fw2_rw_maxwell@fws.gov Distance: 111.85 miles

Located in the high central plains of northeastern New Mexico, Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1965 as a feeding and resting area for migratory birds. Over 350 acres of the Refuge are planted with wheat, corn, barley, and alfalfa to provide food for resident and migratory wildlife. Visitors may see bald and golden eagles, falcons, hawks, sandhill cranes, ducks, white pelicans,...

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Great Sand Dunes Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 112.10 miles

The Great Sand Dunes Wilderness now contains a total of 33,549 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1976 the Great Sand Dunes 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...

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Sangre De Cristo Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 113.14 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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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Park

Rank: 260 3 Activites Phone: (719)-748-3253 Email: FLFO_information@nps.gov Distance: 117.32 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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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (719)-589-4021 Email: alamosa@fws.gov Distance: 128.62 miles

Alamosa and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are found in the heart of the Colorado's San Luis Valley. Alamosa NWR includes 11,169 acres of wetlands of various depths and sizes located primarily within the Rio Grande River flood plain. The natural wet meadows, river oxbows, and riparian corridors support high wildlife diversity including songbirds, water birds, raptors, deer, beaver, an...

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Latir Peak Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 135.37 miles

The Latir Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 20,000 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1980 the Latir 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 of "....

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Bonny Reservoir (Bonny Lake State Park)

8 Activites Phone: (970)-354-7306 Email: bonny.lake.park@state.co.us Distance: 135.47 miles

Bonny Dam and Reservoir are on the South Fork of the Republican River near Hale, Colorado just west of the Kansas border in Yuma County. Reservoir open 24 hours. Fair access roads. Available species include walleye, crappie, wipers (white bass/striped bass hybrids), white bass, northern pike, fresh waterdrum, large and smallmouth bass, bullheads, bluegill, and channel catfish. The reservoir has ap...

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Cherry Creek Lake National Park

9 Activites Distance: 137.19 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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Chatfield Lake National Park

11 Activites Distance: 138.09 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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Arkansas River National Park

12 Activites Phone: (719)-539-7289 Email: dbruns@blm.gov Distance: 139.19 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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Lost Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 139.25 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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Wheeler Peak Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 141.72 miles

The Wheeler Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 19,661 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Mexico. In 1964 the Wheeler 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 o...

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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (719)-589-4021 Email: alamosa@fws.gov Distance: 143.93 miles

Monte Vista and Alamosa National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are found in the heart of Colorado's San Luis valley. The artificially created wetlands on Monte Vista NWR's 14,804 acres are intensively managed to provide habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl and other water birds. Mallards, pintail, teal, and Canada geese are common, as are American avocets, killdeer, white-faced ibis, egrets, and heron...

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Nara's Rocky Mountain Region - Denver National Park

1 Activites Phone: (303)-407-5740 Email: denver.archives@nara.gov Distance: 145.16 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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