Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

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The National Monument is centered along the Arkansas River between the communities of Buena Vista and Salida.





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Hiking Trails

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Arkansas River Rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument

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Browns Canyon National Monument , a 21,586 acres (8,736 ha) national monument in Chaffee County, Colorado was designated as such by President Barack Obama under the Antiquities Act on February 19, 2015. For centuries, the granite cliffs, colorful rock outcroppings and stunning mountain vistas of Browns Canyon National Monument have attracted visitors from around the world. The areas unusual geology and roughly 3,000- foot range in elevation support a diversity of life and a wealth of geological, ecological, riparian, cultural and historic resources. The Arkansas River borders Browns Canyon NM and is one of the nation™s most popular whitewater rafting destinations. The Browns Canyon river segment provides a unique rafting experience allowing visitors to enjoy solitude while taking in the scenery of the area. Anglers can test their skills at catching brown and rainbow trout on this stretch of Gold Medal Trout Waters. For more information, please contact the Royal Gorge Field Office.

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