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Gunnison's Prairie Dog Native Parks

Total Results: 21 parks with Gunnison's Prairie Dog

Aztec Ruins National Monument Park

Rank: 280 3 Activites Phone: (505)-334-6174 Email: AZRU_Information@nps.gov

Pueblo people describe this site as part of their migration journey. Today you can follow their ancient passageways to a distant time. Explore a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House of over 400 masonry rooms. Look up and see original timbers holding up the roof. Search for the fingerprints of ancient workers in the mortar. Listen for an echo of ritual drums in the reconstructed Great Kiva.


Bandelier National Monument Park

Rank: 209 4 Activites Email: BAND_Visitor_Center@nps.gov

Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.


Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Rank: 185 7 Activites Phone: (970)-641-2337 Email: CURE_Info@nps.gov

Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.


Canyon De Chelly National Monument Park

Rank: 80 4 Activites Phone: (928)-674-2106 Email: CACH_Interpretation@nps.gov

They would tell you that for nearly 5,000 years, people have lived in these canyons - longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau. Their homes and images tell us their stories. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in the canyon. The National Park Service and Navajo Nation are actively working together to manage park resources.


Canyonlands National Park

Rank: 120 7 Activites Email: canyinfo@nps.gov

Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure.


Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Rank: 304 3 Activites Phone: (505)-786-7014 Email: ramona_begay@nps.gov

Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 A.D., come and explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night sky programs.


Curecanti National Recreation Area Park

Rank: 82 10 Activites Phone: (970)-641-2337 Email: cure_info@nps.gov

Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.


El Malpais National Monument Park

Rank: 203 6 Activites Phone: (505)-876-2783 Email: rick_best@nps.gov

The primeval black basalt terrain of El Malpais was created by volcanic forces over the past million years. Molten lava spread out over the high desert from dozens of eruptions to create cinder cones, shield volcanos, collapses, trenches, caves, and other eerie formations. This stark landscape preserves one of the best continuous geologic records of volcanism on the planet.


El Morro National Monument Park

Rank: 284 2 Activites Phone: (505)-783-4226 Email: richard_bacon@nps.gov

Imagine the comfort and refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff made El Morro (the headland) a popular campsite for hundreds of years. Here, Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs. We invite you to make El Morro a stopping point on your travels.


Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Park

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

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.


Grand Canyon National Park

Rank: 12 8 Activites Phone: (928)-638-7888 Email: grca_information@nps.gov

A powerful and inspiring landscape, Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. North Rim of the park has Closed for Winter. It will reopen May 15, 2015


Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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

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!


Hovenweep National Monument Park

Rank: 312 2 Activites Phone: (970)-562-4282 Email: hoveinfo@nps.gov

Once home to over 2,500 people, Hovenweep includes six prehistoric villages built between A.D. 1200 and 1300. Explore a variety of structures, including multistory towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders. The construction and attention to detail will leave you marveling at the skill and motivation of the builders.


Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Rank: 244 Email: Hutr_Ranger_Activities@nps.gov

The squeaky wooden floor greets your entry into the oldest operating trading post on the Navajo Nation. When your eyes adjust to the dim light in the "bullpen" you find you've just entered a mercantile. Hubbell's has been serving Ganado selling groceries, grain, hardware, horse tack, coffee and Native American Art since 1878. Discover Hubbell Trading Post NHS, where history is made every day.


Mesa Verde National Park

Rank: 121 4 Activites Phone: (970)-529-4465 Email: meve_general_information@nps.gov

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.


Navajo National Monument Park

Rank: 266 3 Activites Phone: (928)-672-2700 Email: NAVA_Superintendent@nps.gov

The prehistoric Puebloan Ancestors built Tsegi Phase villages within the natural sandstone alcoves of our canyons. The resilient Ancestral Puebloans paved the way for current Native American groups in the Southwest region. These villages, which date from AD 1250 to 1300, thrill all who visit with original architectural elements such as roof beams, masonary walls, rock art, and hand and foot holds.


Petrified Forest National Park

Rank: 95 6 Activites Phone: (928)-524-6228 Email: PEFO_Superintendent@nps.gov

Did you know that Petrified Forest is more spectacular than ever? While the park has all the wonders known for a century, there are many new adventures and discoveries to share. There are backcountry hikes into areas never open before such as Red Basin and little known areas like the Devil's Playground. There are new exhibits to bring the stories to life. Come rediscover Petrified Forest!


Petroglyph National Monument Park

Rank: 219 1 Activites Phone: (505)-899-0205 Email: susanna_villanueva@nps.gov

Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.


Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Park

Rank: 313 4 Activites Email: SAPU_Superintendent@nps.gov

Tucked away in the middle of New Mexico you'll find Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. The three sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history. A time entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict, and struggles. The now abandoned sites stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo People's early encounters.


Wupatki National Monument Park

Rank: 181 3 Activites Email: FLAG_Information@nps.gov

Wupatki! Here in one of the warmest driest places on the Colorado Plateau, with little obvious food or water, people lived and others visited from far and wide. Trade items from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico have been discovered here. Eventually the builders of Wupatki and nearby pueblos moved on, but on trails, and through items left behind, you can let their stories touch you!


Yucca House National Monument Park

Phone: (970)-529-4465 Email: meve_general_information@nps.gov

Through a continuing tradition of public and private cooperation, Yucca House National Monument preserves one of the largest archeological sites in SW Colorado. The unexcavated nature of the site preserves its integrity and beauty for future generations of scientists and visitors. Experience a sense of discovery by visiting a site that has remained largely untouched for the past 800 years!