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Garden Park Fossil Area

3 Activites Phone: (719)-269-8500 Email: jlenard@blm.gov Distance: 8.91 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: 9.80 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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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Park

Rank: 260 3 Activites Phone: (719)-748-3253 Email: FLFO_information@nps.gov Distance: 32.66 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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Arkansas River National Park

12 Activites Phone: (719)-539-7289 Email: dbruns@blm.gov Distance: 33.56 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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Pueblo Reservoir National Park

13 Activites Phone: (719)-561-9320 Email: lake.pueblo.park@state.co.us Distance: 35.26 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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Sangre De Cristo Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 36.17 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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Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 46.74 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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Great Sand Dunes Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 50.19 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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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Rank: 164 7 Activites Phone: (719)-378-6399 Email: grsa_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 51.24 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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Lost Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 56.45 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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Buffalo Peaks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 57.51 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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Collegiate Peaks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 60.85 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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Cache Creek Recreation Area National Park

10 Activites Phone: (707)-468-4000 Email: BLM_CA_Ukiah_FO_Web@blm.gov Distance: 64.69 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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Penitente Canyon National Park

4 Activites Phone: (719)-657-3321 Email: dgese@blm.gov Distance: 66.17 miles

If technical rock climbing is your type of adventure, then Penitente Canyon may have what you want. The canyon is known for its nearly 300 world class technical rock climbing routes. Other attractions include trout fishing in La Garita Creek and primitive camping.

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Taylor River State Wildlife Area National Park

5 Activites Phone: (970)-248-0600 Distance: 69.84 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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Fossil Ridge Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 70.55 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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Mosquito Peaks National Park

4 Activites Phone: (719)-269-8500 Email: jlenard@blm.gov Distance: 71.72 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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Chatfield Lake National Park

11 Activites Distance: 76.51 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 Massive Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 76.79 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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Mount Evans Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 77.13 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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Turquoise Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (719)-486-0749 Email: www.fs.fed.us Distance: 77.23 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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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (719)-589-4021 Email: alamosa@fws.gov Distance: 77.33 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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Aspinall, Wayne N., Unit National Park

12 Activites Phone: (970)-641-2337 Email: cure_vis_mail@nps.gov Distance: 78.37 miles

Recreation at the three reservoirs of the Aspinall Unit is managed by the National Park Service under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office - Northern Division, Grand Junction, Colorado. Formerly, the Curecanti Unit, in 1980 it was renamed the Wayne N. Aspinall Unit in honor of former Congressman Aspinall; a strong supporter of the Colorado River Storage Project. ...

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Spanish Peaks Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 78.61 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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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (719)-589-4021 Email: alamosa@fws.gov Distance: 79.03 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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