Colorado Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Colorado? View Colorado parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The headquarters for both Refuges is located at Alamosa NWR, 4 miles east of the town of Alamosa, Colorado, on Highway 160 and 2 miles south on El Rancho Lane. Monte Vista NWR is located 6 miles south of the town of Monte Vista on Highway 15. Phone 719-589-4021 Activities AUTO TOURING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge 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

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Alpine Loop, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Lake City enter the Alpine Loop on either County Road 30 or County Road 20. From Silverton enter the Alpine Loop on County Road 2. From Ouray enter the Alpine Loop on County Road 18. Phone 970-642-4940 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado Scenic Byway: Alpine Loop Exploring the Alpine Loop National Back Country Byway Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway The Alpine Loop is truly a backcountry experience. Make sure someone knows your travel plans and do your homework before you start your trip. Make sure you have plenty of water, food and fuel to make it to your destination. Electronics and wireless devises DO NOT work

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Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee NG, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 25 to the Supervisor’s Office: Take the Prospect Road exit and travel approximately four and one-half miles west. Turn left onto Centre Avenue (south). Our building is located at the third entrance (top of the hill) into the Natural Resources Research Center. The Canyon Lakes District Office and Visitor Center (1st floor) and Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grasslands Headquarters (2nd floor) are co-located at: 2150 Centre Avenue, Building E Fort Collins, CO 80526 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds MOUNTAIN PARK CHAMBERS LAKE DOWDY LAKE WEST LAKE COLD SPRINGS ECHO LAKE PICKLE GULCH WEST CHICAGO CREEK KELLY DAHL OLIVE RIDGE PAWNEE GUANELLA PASS PEACEFUL VALLEY CAMP DICK

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Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the Refuge visitor center and headquarters, travel 8 miles south of Walden, Colorado, on Highway 125, turn east off the highway on County Road 32 and travel 1 mile. The auto tour route is 4 miles south of Walden, Colorado, on Highway 125. Turn west off the highway to begin the tour. Phone 970-723-8202 Activities AUTO TOURING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), situated at an elevation of 8,200 feet, is located in an intermountain glacial basin in north-central Colorado. The Refuge offers several ways to enjoy the area, including activities such as fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, and

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Arkansas Headwaters, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area extends about 148 miles from Leadville to the Pueblo Reservoir through the towns of Buena Vista, Salida, Caсon City, and Florence. From Leadville to Salida, there are a number of access points along US-24/US-285. From Salida to Caсon City, there are access points along US-50. Phone 719-539-7289 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas BLM – Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area BLM Colorado Flickr Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area The Arkansas River is one of the most popular river-rafting spots in the United States. The area also provides some of the best

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Bangs Backcountry, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Grand Junction travel west on Hwy 340 and take a left onto Monument Road. Take another left onto D road, which will turn into Rosevale Road. Take a right onto Little Park Road and travel 5 miles – Bangs Canon Trailhead will be on your left. Phone 970-244-3000 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Opportunities for backcountry hiking, horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing in a largely undeveloped natural setting. Easy access from Grand Junction .

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Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is accessed via U.S. Highway 50 and Highway 194. From La Junta, Colorado on U.S. Highway 50, take Colorado Highway 109 north 1 mile to Colorado Highway 194, then east on Colorado Highway 194 six miles to the fort. From Las Animas, Colorado, on U.S. Highway 50, take Colorado Highway 194 west 13 miles. Set your GPS to 35110 State Highway 194 E., La Junta, CO. Phone (719) 383-5010 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site Official Website Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site Map Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions 7 miles north on CO Highway 347 from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50 east of Montrose Phone (970) 641-2337 Activities AUTO TOURING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP South Rim Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Official Website Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Map 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

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Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness is located approximately 15 miles west of Grand Junction, Colorado. It is bordered by the Colorado National Monument to the east and the Colorado/Utah boundary to the west, with a small portion actually spilling into Utah. The Wilderness is included within the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (MCNCA), which was legislatively designated in October of 2000. Directions DIRECTIONS TO DEVILS, POLLOCK BENCH, AND FRUITA PALEO AREA: From Grand Junction, take I-70 west to the Fruita exit (#19), turn left and cross back over I-70 and go 1.5 miles to the Kings View Estates subdivision. Turn right, in to the subdivision and stay on the main road. It’s approximately .5 miles to the Devils Canyon trail turnoff, on your left . Approximately 1.5 miles further is Pollock Bench Trailhead. DIRECTIONS TO KNOWLES AND JONES CANYON TRAILS: From Grand Junction, travel west on Grand Avenue, cross over

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Blanca Wetlands, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Alamosa, travel east on US-160, then turn left onto Road S116, which becomes Tyler Avenue. Turn right onto Twomile Road/Road 2S/9th Street and follow the signs for Blanca Wetlands. Phone 719-852-7074 Activities FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado Birding Trail: Blanca Wetlands Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area (Blanca Wetlands) visit Blanca wetlands BLM – Blanca Wetlands Blanca Wetlands The Blanca Wetlands Area of Critical Environmental Concern, or Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area, is an area of the San Luis Valley in Colorado, United States, which serves as a refuge for birds, fish and other wildlife. The wetlands had been completely destroyed by pumping and diversion of water for irrigation. Starting in 1965 the Bureau

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Bonny Reservoir (Bonny Lake State Park), Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take I-70 east to Burlington, then north 23 miles on US 385. Turn east on County Roads 2 or 3 for 1.5 miles. Phone 970-354-7306 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Bonny Reservoir Web Site Bonny Lake State Park Web Site 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 approximately 2,095 water surface acres,

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Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The National Monument is centered along the Arkansas River between the communities of Buena Vista and Salida. Phone 719-539-8500 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Plan Your Visit to Browns Canyon National Monument Friends of Browns Canyon BLM Colorado YouTube Arkansas River Rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument New Browns Canyon National Monument protects southern Colorado recreation gem BLM Colorado Flickr BLM Colorado Twitter BLM Colorado Facebook 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

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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Browns Park NWR is extremely remote, 92 miles away from the nearest town with services. Be sure to bring extra water, food, and clothes. Cell phone coverage is not reliable away from town. Check your spare tire for proper air pressure. The Refuge headquarters is 60 miles northwest of Maybell, Colorado on State Highway 318; 50 miles northeast of Vernal, Utah over Diamond Mountain; and 100 miles south of Rock Springs, Wyoming via State Highway 430 or 70 miles via State Highway 191 and Clay Basin, Utah. Refuge headquarters is located approximately one mile east of the Colorado and Utah border on State Highway 318. Because of the remoteness of the Refuge, visitors should bring sufficient water, food, and fuel for their visit as visitors services are not available nearby. Phone 970-365-3613 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve

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Burn Canyon Trail System, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The trail system is located about a couple of miles northwest of Norwood, Colorado via paved and dirt roads. Passenger cars can access any of the trails under most road conditions. From Norwood™s main street (Grand Avenue): Travel to the far west end of Grand Avenue; follow the highway as it curves to the right; pass the fairgrounds on your right. Turn left at the first opportunity AA42 Road (also known as W35 and Norwood Burn Road); follow this road for about 2.9 miles. It passes the Pioneer Village subdivision and Elder™s junkyard. This Road changes to Norwood Burn Road. Continue on this road as it takes switchbacks into a canyon. Continue on the same road up a hillside and around some switchbacks where after climbing the hill you will find a parking area on your right. The trail head for the Burn Canyon Trail Loops start here. Phone

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Buzzard Gulch Trail System, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Montrose, head west across the Uncompahgre River on West Main Street. Continue west up the hill as West Main becomes Spring Creek Road (Highway 90). At the top of the hill, turn left onto 6300 Road (the continuation of Highway 90). In 1.0 mile, Highway 90 makes a sharp right turn as it continues on West Oak Grove Road. In 0.4 mile, turn left onto 6250 (also known as Dave Wood) Road. In 2.5 miles, turn right onto Popular Road and then left onto Spring Canyon Road. Spring Canyon Trailhead will be on your left. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Dry Creek Climbing Area Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Buzzard Gulch Loop BLM Archive

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Calamity Camp Mining Site, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Grand Junction, travel U.S. Highway 50 south 10 miles to State Highway 141. Travel 42 miles west, toward Gateway. Turn off at Niche Road, 4 miles east of Gateway. Follow Niche Road 16 miles to Calamity Mesa. It is recommended that maps be purchased from BLM before visiting the site. Phone 970-244-3000 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, DOCUMENTARY SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas This remote, historic site contains one of the last standing vanadiun-radium-uranium camps in Colorado. Calamity Camp is an example of the historic mining camps that were active during the uranium booms from 1916 to 1980. The site has several well-preserved structures, including a cookhouse. NOTE: There is some residual radiation at this

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Canyon Pintado National Historic District, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Rangely, Colorado (junction of State Highways 64 and 139), travel south on Highway 139. The District begins about 3 miles south and continues for 15 miles. Phone (970) 878-3800 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Canyon Pintado National Historic District Canyon Pintado Canyon Pintado National Historic District Canyon Pintado National Historic District encompasses over 16,000 acres of public land along 15 miles of State Highway 139. Canyon Pintado (Spanish for “Painted Canyon”) received its name in 1776 when Fathers Dominguez and Escalante noted numerous examples of ancient Native American rock art as they traveled through the Douglas Creek Valley. For more information, please contact the White River Field Office.

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Canyons of the Ancient National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions All visitors to the monument are encouraged to contact the Anasazi Heritage Center before visiting the monument. From Dolores, Colorado, travel west on State Highway 145, then turn west (right) on State Highway 184. Or if you are coming from Cortez, travel north on State Highway 145, then turn west (left) on State Highway 184. Continue for approximately 1 mile and the Anasazi Heritage Center will be on your right. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is generally located North and West of Cortez Colorado to the South, Dove Creek to the North, and the Utah border to the West. Phone 970-882-5600 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation

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Carter Reservoir (Carter Lake), Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Access by county road north from Berthoud, Colorado. Very near Loveland. Phone 970-679-4570 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Carter Lake Web Site State Parks Web Site Developments include 5 campgrounds with 151 campsites and 3 boat-launch ramps. A concession-operated public marina located at the north end of the lake (970.667.1062). A concession for members only (Sail Club) is operated on the northwest shore of the lake.The reservoir has approximately 1,144 water surface acres, 910 land acres and 8 miles of shoreline. Access is good. Primary recreation activities include fishing, camping, power boating, and sailing.

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Chukar Trail, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Olathe, Colorado take Falcon Road east into Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, where it becomes Peach Valley Road. About 0.25 miles after passing Peach Valley Recreation Site turn right on Chukar Road. Follow Chukar Road for 7 miles to the recreation site. Chukar road begins as a 2WD gravel road, but the last half is high-clearance 4WD. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities CAMPING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado Wilderness: Gunnison Gorge Gunnison Gorge Wilderness BLM Gunnsion Gorge NCA Chukar Trail Summit Post This site is the trailhead for Chukar Trail — the primary boating access to the wilderness portion of the Gunnison Gorge. Site amenities include four campsites with shade structures, fire rings, and picnic tables;

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Colorado National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Driving Westbound on Highway I-70 towards Grand Junction, Exit 31 (Horizon Drive). Follow signs through Grand Junction to the east entrance. The visitor center and campground are 19 miles from the east entrance. Eastbound on Highway I-70 take Exit 19 (Fruita). Turn south on Highway 340 to the west entrance, which is approximately three miles from Fruita. The visitor center and campground are four miles up from the west entrance. Phone (970) 858-3617 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds SADDLEHORN CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado National Monument Official Website Colorado National Monument Map Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more

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Colorado, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From the town of Kremmling drive south on State Highway 9 approximately 1 mile to the intersection with Trough Road (county road 1). Turn right onto Trough road and drive along this road to the intersection with State Highway 131 at Sate Bridge. State Highway 131 will go south to Interstate Highway 70. The river generally follows the path of the highway. Phone 970-7124-3000 Activities BOATING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas The Colorado River headwaters begin in Rocky Mountain National Park in northwest Colorado, about 55 miles from Kremmling. From the trickle of snowmelt starting in the Never Summer Range to the Colorado River Delta near the Gulf of California, the Colorado River runs about 1,450 miles.

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Crawford Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Delta, take Colorado Highway 92 east to Hotchkiss. Stay right on Highway 92 where it intersects Colorado Highway 133 and drive 10 miles to the town of Crawford. The reservoir is 1 mile south of town. Phone 970-921-5721 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas State Park Web Site Crawford Reservoir was created by Crawford Dam which crosses Iron Creek, a tributary of the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River. The reservoir is part of the Smith Fork Project.Recreation at Crawford Reservoir is managed by the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation,

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Curecanti National, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions U.S. Highway 50 runs the length of Curecanti between Montrose and Gunnison. The recreation area is also accessed from CO Highway 149 and CO Highway 92. Phone (970) 641-2337 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND LAKE FORK CAMPGROUND STEVENS CREEK CAMPGROUND RED CREEK GROUP SITE EAST ELK CREEK GROUP CAMPSITE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Curecanti National Recreation Area Official Website Curecanti National Recreation Area Map 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,

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Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Dinosaur National Monument is located on the Colorado and Utah border with a parts of the monument in both states. Dinosaur fossils are not visible in the Colorado portion of the monument – only on the Utah side. The Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall (where you see the dinosaur fossils) are located approximately 7 miles north of Jensen, Utah. Phone (435) 781-7700 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds SPLIT MOUNTAIN GROUP CAMPGROUND GREEN RIVER CAMPGROUND Echo Park Campground Group Site Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Dinosaur National Monument Official Website Dinosaur National Monument Map Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert

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Dolores River SRMA, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Bradfield Bridge Recreation Site is the furthest upstream of several access points and can be accessed from County Road R off of Highway 491 (on the northern end of the town of Cahone, Co). Turn East off of CR R and drive approximately 3 miles to County Road 16. Turn South on CR16 and drive approximately 1.25 miles to County Road S. Turn East on CR S and drive approximately 1 mile to the entrance to Bradfield Bridge Recreation Site. Phone TRFO: 970-882-7296 or UFO: 970-240-5300 Activities BOATING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Bradfield Recreation Site Dolores River Overlook Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas BLM Dolores River Recreation Area Dolores River PDF Map This 102 mile stretch of river carves its

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Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness is located 29 miles southeast of Grand Junction. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness now contains a total of 66,280 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 2009 the Dominguez Canyon 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 "…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…" you play an important role in helping to "…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of

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Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Access the east side of Dominguez-Escalante NCA via Bridgeport Bridge: from Grand Junction, travel south on US-50, past Whitewater and Bridgeport Road. Access the north side via Dominguez Campground: from Grand Junction, travel south US-50. At Whitewater, turn right onto Highway 141 and continue to the Tabeguache Trail turnoff. Access the south side: from Delta, travel west on Highway 348 and turn right onto 25 Mesa Road/D Road. Phone 970-244-3000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado Parks and Wildlife BLM Colorado Flickr Congressionally designated in 2009 for its distinctive canyon country, the Dominquez-Escalante National Conservation Area includes the remote Dominguez Canyon Wilderness,

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Eagle River Recreation Management Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Denver, CO to Colorado River Valley Field Office (1.Take the exit onto I-70 W toward Grand Jct 164 mi (2. Take exit 97 toward 9th St 0.2 mi (3. Turn left onto 9th St 0.1 mi (4. Turn left onto River Frontage Rd. Destination will be on the right 0.9 mi. Phone 970-876-9000 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Eagle River Fishing Eagle River Recreation Management Area The Eagle River Extensive Recreation Management Area provides excellent recreational opportunities, especially for fishermen and boaters visiting the area. The recreation sites just a few miles from Gypsum provide camping facilities and boat access. Allows for year round whitewater rafting, and it is a popular

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East Portal Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is near Loveland, Colorado, on the Wind River at East Portal of Alva B. Adams Tunnel, 4.5 miles southwest of Estes Park. Phone 970-679-4570 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas East Portal Reservoir Check Availability East Portal Reservoir is a feature of the Colorado – Big Thompson Project. This charming campground sits at the base of a mountain in the midst of a pine forest. The campground within East Portal contains 70 campsites that provide amenities such as RV hookups, two shower houses and tent camping. A trail head leads into Rocky Mountain National Park and a free shuttle provides access into the town

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Flatiron Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions On Chimney Hollow Creek, 8 miles soutwest of Loveland, Colorado. Phone 970-679-4570 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Flatiron Reservoir Flatiron Dam and Reservoir are located on Chimney Hollow Creek 8 miles southwest of Loveland, Colorado. The dam and reservoir are features of the Colorado – Big Thompson Project. One campground with 41 campsites. Access is good. THe reservoir has approximately 47 water surface acres, 248 land acres and 2 miles of shoreline. No boating currently allowed. Primary recreational activities include fishing and camping. Primary sport fish available are rainbow trout. Facilities and campground are closed in winter due

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Visitors traveling north/south on I-25: Exit at US 24 West, travel 35 miles to town of Florissant, then follow signs two miles south on Teller County Road 1 to the Visitor Center. Visitors traveling from town of Cripple Creek: Follow Teller County Road 1 north for 16 miles. Phone (719) 748-3253 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Official Website Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Map 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

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Fruitgrowers Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Colorado Highway 92 northeast out of Delta. Go 4 miles to Colorado Highway 65, then 6 miles to the reservoir turnoff. Phone 970-248-0600 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Fruitgrowers Reservoir was created by Fruitgrowers Dam which crosses Alfalfa Run. Alfalfa Runs natural flow is augmented by diversions from Surface and Dry Creeks. The reservoir is the main feature of the Fruitgrowers Dam Project. Visitation is estimated at roughly 500 people per year. There are about 5 miles of shoreline, 4 of which are open to recreation. No water contact activities are allowed. Average elevation is about 5,400 feet above sea level. The site has only primitivefacilities and no on-site manager or law enforcement.In

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Oil Well Flats Rec Area

Garden Park Fossil Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Caсon City, go about 6 miles north on Shelf Road. This is part of the Gold Belt Back Country Scenic Byway. There are 2 small pull-outs with marked interpretive signs. Phone 719-269-8500 Activities AUTO TOURING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Cleveland Quarry Rec Site Oil Well Flats Rec Area Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Garden Park Fossil Area Garden Park Fossil Area GARDEN PARK FOSSIL AREA 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,

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Gold Belt Recreation Management Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Byway is located just 1 hour from Colorado Springs or Pueblo, Colorado. From the north, it can be reached from U.S. Highway 24; the southern end can be reached from U.S. Highway 50. Phone 719-269-8500 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Gold Belt Tour BLM – Gold Belt Recreation Area The Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway retraces the historic travel routes for the World™s Greatest Gold Camp, Cripple Creek. Travel on a historic, narrow-gauge railroad bed, an old stage road, and a county road on the Byway. The three legs of the route, which form a loop, have

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Deer Lakes Day Use Area / Fishing Site

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds LAKE IRWIN Lakeview Gunnison LODGEPOLE (Taylor River) JUMBO CAMPGROUND MOOSE MANOR JACKSON GUARD STATION MATTERHORN ASPEN LEAF OAK CABIN SILESCA CABIN ALPINE RANGER STATION Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Commissary Trailhead Texas Creek Horse Trailhead Deer Lakes Day Use Area / Fishing Site Horse Ranch Park (Dispersed)-Paonia RD Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Fore   It™s the Geography “ Plateaus to Peaks Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests offer scenery and an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Over three thousand miles of trails

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions To access the main park area, including the Dunes Parking Lot, Visitor Center, and Pinyon Flats Campground, take US 160 to CO 150 from the south, or CO 17 to Lane 6 to CO 150 from the west. The national park is at the north end of CO 150. Phone (719) 378-6395 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Pinon Flats Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve Official Website Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve Map Open all day and night year round, the tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in

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Green Mountain Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take State Highway 9 about 10 miles south of Kremmling. Phone 970-468-5400 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Green Mountain Reservoir The dam is on the western slope 13 miles southeast of Kremmling, Colorado, on the Blue River, a tributary of the Colorado. Recreational developments include 6 campgrounds, 208 campsites, and 2 boat-launch facilities. Good access. One swim beach. Water surface for fishing is approximately 2,125 acres. Fishing is the primary recreational activity, followed by power boating and camping. Primary sport fish available are brown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon. Campgrounds closed in winter due to snow and ice.Green

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Gunnison Gorge Wilderness, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (NCA) is located about seven miles northeast of Montrose in west central Colorado, just downstream from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park It encompasses approximately 57,725 acres of public lands in Montrose and Delta counties. Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area is accessible via multiple routes leading from Delta and Montrose. The Gunnison Gorge NCA/Wilderness is located approximately 50 miles south of Grand Junction and just east off U.S. HWY 50 near the Town of Olathe. Falcon Road, east off HWY 50, about 10 miles north of Montrose and just south of Olathe, provides access from the north and southwest. Delta County Road 2200, approximately 10 miles east of Delta on Colorado Highway 92 near Austin, also provides access to the NCA from the north. Follow the signs to Peach Valley Road and continue down Peach Valley until you come to the

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Gypsum Hills, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take I-70 to Gypsum exit. Turn north onto Trail Gulch road (County Road 51). Phone 970-876-9000 Activities HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Go Hike Colorado Gypsum Hills Recreation Area is easily accessible located right off of I-70. Challenging four-wheel drive routes and off-highway vehicle trails offers visitors the chance to test their abilities while enjoying the fantastic mountain scenery and ranching landscapes. There are also plenty of options for mountain bikers and hunters. For more information, please contact the Colorado River Valley Field Office.

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Hardscrabble – East Eagle, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions There are three public roads that access this area. Spring Creek: Take I-70 to the Gypsum exit and travel east on Highway 6 about .5 mile. Turn right (south) on Valley Road for about .5 mile, then left (east) on Cooley Mesa Road. Go about 1.5 miles and turn right (south) on Spring Creek Rd. Go about 1 mile, then turn left on BLM Road 8380. No parking, camping or shooting is permitted for the first .5 mile. BLM Road 8384: Take I-70 to the Gypsum exit and travel east on Highway 6 about .5 mile. Turn right (south) on Valley Road for about .5 mile, then left (east) on Cooley Mesa Road. Travel approximately 3 miles and turn right on BLM Road 8384. Hardscrabble Road: Take I-70 to the Eagle exit. Travel west on Highway 6 for approximately 1 mile and turn right (south) on Brush Creek Road.

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Headwaters, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Located between Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby, to the North of US Highway 40 and West of Highway 125. Two trailhead offer access to the network of trails. For Jacques Trailhead, travel East on US 40 from Hot Sulphur Springs for approximately 5 miles and turn North onto Jacques Road for .7 miles to the end of the road at the trailhead parking area. For Hogback trailhead, turn North onto State Highway 125 approximately 7.5 miles East of Hot Sulphur springs and proceed 3.25 miles to the Hogback Trailhead on the West side of the highway. Hogback trailhead has no developed parking are. Do not block access to the trail. Phone 970-274-3000 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s)

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Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take I-70 to Fruita, Colorado, then go south on Colorado Highway 340 for 4 miles, turn west at King View Estates on County Road 1.3 and drive for about 2 miles to the wildlife area boundary. Phone 970-255-6100 Activities FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado Division of Wildlife Recreation at Horsethief Canyon is managed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office – Northern Division, Grand Junction, Colorado. It was acquired and developed to partially replace wildlife habitat values lost as a result of the construction of the Grand Valley Unit of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Project.Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area has

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Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Off county road about 5 miles west of Fort Collins. Phone 970-679-4570 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas State Parks web page Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, furnishes the main water supply for the Poudre Valley. The reservoir is 6.5 miles long, and is formed by four large earthfill dams. Developments include 4 campgrounds, 111 campsites, and 7 boat-launch ramps. A concession-operated public marina is located at the Inlet Bay area. Concession operated restaurant (Cordova’s Horsetooth Lighthouse, 970-223-3922) is located in the South Bay. A developed public swim beach located on the west side of the lake.

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Hovenweep National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Do not use GPS to find your way. There are numerous paved and dirt roads intersecting each other in this remote corner of Utah. The Hovenweep Visitor Center is located 40-45 miles from Cortez, Colorado, and Blanding and Bluff, Utah. Follow driving directions on our webpage. Phone (970) 562-4282 Activities CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Hovenweep National Monument Official Website Hovenweep National Monument Map 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.

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Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming Camping & Hiking

Directions Take the Highway 287 exit off Interstate 80 in Laramie, Wyoming. Follow Highway 287 south э mile, and take a right on Fort Sanderson Drive to the Monolith Concrete Plant. Turn right, go across the railroad tracks, and take an immediate left onto Sand Creek Road (County Road 34). Follow this road approximately 7 miles west by southwest to a directional sign for the Refuge. Turn right and follow the road to the fenced Refuge boundary entrance. Phone 970-723-8202 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Wyoming Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Wyoming Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Wyoming Recreation Areas Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in southeastern Wyoming in the southern part of the Laramie Plains. It is a montane,

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Jackson Gulch Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take U.S. Highway 160 west from Durango, Colorado to the intersection of State Highway 184 in Mancos, a distance of about 27 miles. Turn right and take State Highway 184 north from Mancos for 1/4 mile, then turn right on County Road 42 to the intersection of County Rd. N, a distance of about 5 miles. Turn left on County Road N for 1/4 mile to the Mancos State Park entrance. Phone 970-882-2213 or 970-946-0461 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Mancos State Park Recreation at Jackson Gulch Reservoir (Mancos State Park) is managed by the Colorado

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John Martin Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Las Animas, 15 miles east on US 50 to Hasty, 2 miles So on county road 260. Phone (719) 336-3476 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas John Martin Reservoir Website John Martin Reservoir Photo Album 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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Kremmling Recreation Management Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Kremmling Field Office is located in Kremmling Colorado. Kremmling can be found at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Colorado Highway 9. It is about a one-hour drive to Kremmling from Granby, Grand Lake, Silverthorne or Steamboat Springs. Phone 970-724-3000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas The Kremmling Field Office manages 377,900 acres of land in north-central Colorado, including BLM-managed lands in the Laramie River Valley, North Park, Middle Park, Fraser Valley, and the Upper Colorado River Valley. The varied landscape encompasses high mountain peaks, sand dunes, canyons, the Colorado River and open sage-brush parks. The area offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities including rafting, hunting, fishing,

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Lake Estes, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is about 2 miles east of Estes Park, Colorado. Phone 970-586-8176 Activities BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Lake Estes Lake Estes Web Site Lake Estes, a feature of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, is formed by Olympus Dam constructed across the Big Thompson River. The afterbay storage in Lake Estes and the forebay storage in Marys Lake enable the Estes powerplant to meet daily variations in energy demand. Recreation facilities include a nine-hole golf course, five picnic and associated day-use areas, and a marina. Good access to recreation areas. The reservoir has approximately 185 water surface acres, 213 land

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Lake Fork of The Gunnison Riv., Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Hwy 149 southwest from Gunnison. It will meet up with the Lake Fork. There is access off this road and also at the inlet to Blue Mesa Reservoir. Phone 970-642-4940 Activities FISHING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Fly Fishing & Lake Fishing Near Lake City, Colorado Lake Fork of Gunnison The Lake Fork of the Gunnison With approximately 14 miles total of public fishing access, the Lake Fork is excellent for fishing from the banks or for wade fishing. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has stocked more than 24,000 fingerling and catchable trout in the Lake Fork in the last few years. Most fish in the Lake Fork are brown trout, plus a good number of

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Lake Granby, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is off U.S. 34 north about 5 miles from Granby. Phone 970-887-4100 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas US Forest Service – Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee National Grassland Granby Granby Dam and Lake Granby, features of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project are on the Colorado River near Granby, Colorado. Developments include 260 campsites and 3 boat-launch ramps. Total water surface available for recreation is approximately 7,250 surface acres. Primary recreation activities are power boating, fishing, and camping. Primary sport fish are rainbow trout, mackinaw trout, and salmon. Facilities closed in winter due to ice and snow conditions.

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Lower Spring Creek Trail, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Park at the lower (northern) trailhead and climb up Dave Wood Rd. Ride about 7 miles south, and at the Forest Service boundary, take a right on the Spring Creek Rim Road. After about a mile, branching right off the road will be the Spring Creek trail. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities BIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Lower Spring Creek Trail The Lower Spring Creek Trail is an 8-mile long, motorized single-track trail that branches from the Upper Spring Creek Trail about 2 miles west of the South Dave Wood Road Trailhead at the Forest Service boundary. Initially the route begins on a two track, then follows an ATV trail that goes out to the rim of Spring

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Anasazi Heritage Center

Lowry Ruins National Historic Landmark, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Cortez, travel about 18 miles north on U.S. Highway 491 (666) to the “Pleasant View and Lowry” sign (Rd. CC). Turn west (left) on Rd. CC and follow the signs. Phone 970-882-5600 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Anasazi Heritage Center Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas LOWRY RUINS NATIONAL HISTORICAL LANDMARK Lowry Ruins Visit a 1,000-year-old ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruin, which includes a 40-room village. The Lowry Pueblo site was first excavated in 1931 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1967. It is one of the most significant BLM archaeological sites in the Four Corners region, where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet. For more information please contact the Anasazi Heritage Center.

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Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The office of the Manhattan Project NHP superintendent is located in Denver, Colorado. Locations of NPS visitor centers and any other park facilities are currently being determined and will be evaluated as part of the park planning process. For directions to the Manhattan Project NHP site in Hanford, WA; Los Alamos, NM; and Oak Ridge, TN, please visit http://www.nps.gov/mapr/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Phone (505) 661-6277 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Manhattan Project National Historical Park Official Website Manhattan Project National Historical Park Map This site tells the story about the people, events, science, and engineering that led to the creation of the atomic bomb, which helped end World War II.

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Dark Canyon Wilderness Recreation Area

Manti-La Sal National Forest, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds FLAT CANYON OLD FOLKS FLAT JOES VALLEY RESERVOIR DEVILS CANYON WARNER LAKE NIZHONI BUCKBOARD MANTI COMMUNITY GOOSEBERRY RESERVOIR TWELVE MILE FLAT LAKE HILL FORKS OF HUNTINGTON MAPLE CANYON FERRON RESERVOIR INDIAN CREEK (UT) GOOSEBERRY GROUP JOES VALLEY PAVILION GROUP SITE A INDIAN CREEK GUARD STATION SEELY CREEK GUARD STATION TWIN LAKE CAMPGROUND CHUTE GROUP BIG ROCK GROUP LITTLE BEAR GROUP BRIDGES CAMPGROUND POTTERS POND WILLOW LAKE LAKE CANYON REC AREA BUCKEYE RECREATION AREA (CO) ORANGE OLSEN MILLER FLAT RESERVOIR CAMPGROUND MAMMOTH CABIN Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Huntington Canyon Recreation Area Dark Canyon Wilderness Recreation Area Related Link(s) More

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Marys Lake, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Located two miles from Estes Park Colorado. Phone 970-679-4570 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Check Availability Vanderbilt Mansion IndivOfficial Web Site Marys Lake is part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. There are 2 dikes on the shoreline of Marys Lake, located approximately 2 miles from Estes Park, Colorado. There is a developed campground accommodating 138 campsites, which includes RV and tent camping sites with utility hookups, two full service shower houses, as well as a small convenience store are also located on site. The reservoir has approximately 42 water surface acres, 175 land acres, and 1 mile of shoreline. No boating is allowed. The reservoir is regularly

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Pollock Bench Trailhead

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area is accessible via a number of routes. Phone 970-244-3000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Devils Canyon Trailhead Pollock Bench Trailhead Dinosaur Hill Trailhead McDonald Creek Trailhead Rabbits Ear Trailhead Wildhorse Mesa Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas BLM Colorado Twitter BLM Colorado YouTube BLM Colorado Facebook BLM Colorado Flickr Official Web Site McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area is one of BLM Colorado’s most diverse desert recreation areas. Hikers will be stunned by the red-rock cliffs of Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness while the Ruby-Horsethief River Corridor offers Class I and II flatwater

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Verde Mine Trailhead

Medicine Bow-Routt NFs & Thunder Basin NG, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds NORTH FORK (WY) BIG CREEK LAKES CAMPGROUND TEAL LAKE GROUP CAMPSITE LA PRELE GUARD STATION JACK CREEK CREW QUARTERS BRUSH CREEK WORK CENTER BARRACK KEYSTONE RANGER STATION GRIZZLY CREEK GUARD STATION LITTLE BROOKLYN LAKE GUARD SPRUCE MTN FIRE LOOKOUT TOWER SANDSTONE CABIN SNOW SURVEY CABIN SEEDHOUSE GUARD STATION Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Laramie Peak Area CDNST – Deep Jack Trailhead Purgatory Gulch Trailhead Cow Creek Trailhead Ellis South Trailhead Laramie Peak Trailhead Savage Run Wilderness Verde Mine Trailhead Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Medicine Bow-Routt NFs & Thunder Basin NG Welcome to Medicine Bow-Routt National

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Mesa Verde National Park is in Southwestern Colorado. The park entrance is along Highway 160, between the towns of of Cortez and Mancos, Colorado. (10 miles east of Cortez; 9 miles west of Mancos; and about 35 miles west of Durango, Colorado.) Once you enter the park, the first view of a cliff dwelling is 21 miles (approximately 45 minutes) along a steep, narrow, and winding road. Phone (970) 529-4465 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Mesa Verde National Park Official Website Mesa Verde National Park Map Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 to preserve and interpret the archeological heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for

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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions to Monte Vista Refuge: Drive south on State Hwy 15 (Gunbarrel Road) for 6 miles to the entrance of the auto tour route. The small office and visitor contact station at the Refuge is located at the start of the auto tour route. The visitor contact station is volunteer run and not open most days. For more information, please call us at 719-589-4021. Phone 719-589-4021 Activities AUTO TOURING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge is located in the San Luis Valley, a high mountain basin located in south-central Colorado. It™s one of three national wildlife refuges in the Valley that

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Mosquito Peaks, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Mosquito Peak is 2 miles north of Mosquito pass which connects Alma and Leadville. From the south it is 4.5 miles from the 285 Colorado 9 crossroads in Fairplay or 1 mile south of Alma. If you are coming from Fairplay, drive north 4.5 miles towards Alma on Colorado 9. Turn west onto Park County 12 towards Park City. Go through the town of Park City and continue on the road for another 2.5 miles and take the right fork in the road. The road is open for another 100 yards, park here at approximately 10,900 feet in the winter and in the summer to 11,520 feet. Phone 719-269-8500 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related

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Hat Creek Rim Overlook

Mount Massive Wilderness, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Leadville National Fish Hatchery 2846 Highway 300 Leadville, CO 80461 Phone (719) 486-0189 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Leadville National Fish Hatchery Mount Massive Wilderness Mount Massive Wilderness Map 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. Mount Massive (14,421 feet), Colorado’s second highest peak, and other mountains of the Sawatch Range have two distinctive characteristics: great height, and a huge, sloping bulk that makes them relatively easy to climb.

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Navajo Reservoir – Colorado, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take U.S. Highway 160 east from Durango, Colorado to State Highway 172, about 5 miles. Turn right and take State Highway 172 south to State Highway 151 in Ignacio, about 20 miles. Turn left and take State Highway 151 east to County Road 982 in Arboles, about 18 miles. Turn right and take County Road 982 to Navajo State Park entrance, about 2 miles. Phone 970-883-2208 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas State Park Web Site Introduction to CavingOfficial Web Site Navajo Dam was completed in 1963. The reservoir is one of the four initial units of the Colorado River

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Needle Rock ONA/ACEC, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-70 in Glenwood Springs, take Hwy 82 south to Carbondale. Take Hwy 133 west to Hotchkiss. From the 133/92 intersection in Hotchkiss, take 92 SE to Crawford. In Crawford, take Dogwood Ave east out of town. Dogwood turns into Needlerock Road. Head east towards the Needle. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities CLIMBING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Needle Rock Needle Rock is an intrusive of rhyodacite volcanic plug located in the Needle Rock Natural Area, 3.5 miles east-northeast of the Town of Crawford in Delta County, Colorado, United States. It stands 800 feet tall above the floor of the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River valley. It originated as the throat of a large volcano about 28

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New Castle, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions There are two trailheads used to access the Colorow Trail. VIX Ranch Park Trailhead: Take exit 105 off I-70. Turn north. Continue north on Castle Valley Boulevard 1.5 miles. Go past the schools on the right. Take a right on Alder Avenue. Turn right on N. Wildhorse Drive and continue up the hill to Vix Park. Park here. Ride on North Wildhorse to the west, take a right on Buckskin Circle and another right on Mustang Drive. At the end of Mustang Drive continue straight ahead and look for the Colorow Trailhead sign to access East Colorow. To access West Colorow take the Colorow connector trail to the west that travels behind the houses on your left. Alder Park/Loriat Loop Trailhead: Take exit 105 off I-70. Turn north. Continue north on Castle Valley Boulevard 1.5 miles. Go past the schools on the right. Take a right on Alder Avenue.

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North Desert, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Multiple access points north of the Grand Valley. Phone 970-244-3000 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas The North Desert provides opportunities to participate in motorized OHV recreation (motorcycles, ATV, UTV, full-sized 4×4 vehicles) on a variety of routes designated for different uses that link the desert terrain on the north side of the Grand Valley from Grand Junction and Fruita to Rabbit Valley and the Utah Rims trails. There are multiple long-distance motorized loop opportunities. Travel is limited to designated trails.

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North Sand Hills OHV Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The North Sand Hills OHV Area is located in Jackson County, approximately 11 miles northeast of Walden. From Walden, take Highway 125 north about 10 miles, then turn east on County Road 6. Continue about 3.5 miles, then turn right on county road 6N and go about 2 miles. Stage anywhere. the OHV Area is immediately adjacent to the ISA. Phone (970) 724-3000 Activities CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas North Sand Hills SRMA BLM North Sand Hills Campground Colorado’s only open sand dune area for OHV recreation is situated at the eastern edge of North Park at the toe of the Medicine Bow Mountain Range. North Sand Hills provides unique riding opportunities for

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Paonia Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Glenwood Springs, Colorado, take Highway 82 south to town of Carbondale. Turn south into Carbondale on Highway 133 for 46 miles to the reservoir. From Delta, take Highway 92 east 21 miles to town of Hotchkiss. On the far side of Hotchkiss, keep left onto Highway 133, than past Paonia another 16 miles to reservoir. Phone 970-626-5822 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Paonia Reservoir Website Paonia Dam and Reservoir is part of the Paonia Project. Recreation at Paonia Reservoir is managed by the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir is located in the shadow

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Penitente Canyon, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 285 turn west on County Road G, travel about 6 miles to La Garita follow County Road 38A until you see the Penitente Canyon turn off on your right, less than a mile. From Del Norte travel northwest on Highway 112 to road 38A turn north, stay on 38 A until you see signs for Penitente Canyon, about 8 miles. Phone 719-852-7074 Activities BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas BLM – Penitente Canyon Recreation Area Penitente Canyon Recreation Area, BLM 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

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Mount Oxford (Fourteener)

Pike and San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche (PSICC) Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: 1. ALVARADO CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area Alvarado Campground, located at an elevation of 9,000 ft., is a prime location for accessing easy to challenging hikes in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. The variety of trails lead to high elevation lakes, picturesque waterfalls, and a number of stunning scenic overlooks. Alvarado is designed for a range of campers, with facilities for tent, RV and equestrian campers. Pike-San Isabel National Forests include over a million acres of wilderness and over half of Colorado’s mountain peaks that reach above 14,000 feet. 2. BABY DOE >> Camping Area Baby Doe Campground is situated on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in the shade of a lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forest. The family-friendly campground is

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Powderhorn Wilderness Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Salida, CO to Gunnison Field Office 1).Turn right onto US-50 W/?W Rainbow Blvd. Continue to follow US-50 W 3.9 miles 2). Turn right onto US-285 N/?US-50 W (signs for Gunnison/Buena Vista/Leadville) Continue to follow US-50 W. 60.4 miles 3). Turn left onto 11th St. Destination will be on the left 0.4 miles Phone 970-642-4940 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Powderhorn Wilderness Colorado National Conservation Area Colorado Wilderness: Powderhorn Powderhorn Wilderness Powderhorn Wilderness The Powderhorn Wilderness now contains a total of 62,050 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1993 the Powderhorn Wilderness became part of the

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Rabbit Valley Trail Through Time, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Grand Junction, drive 30 miles west on Interstate 70 to the Rabbit Valley exit (exit 2). Turn right into the site parking lot. Phone (970) 244-3000 Activities HIKING, INFORMATION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Rabbit Valley Trail Through Time View the fossils of 140-million-year-old dinosaurs at a working fossil quarry with a 1.5 mile (loop) interpretive trail. There is also an interpretive kiosk that describes the numerous dinosaurs that have come from Rabbit Valley. This is a designated Area of Critical Environmental Concern.

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Rangely Rock Crawling Park, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From the Town of Rangely, CO there are two entrances. The western entrance is reached by traveling from State Highway 64 to River Rd, which is by the Loaf N Jug Gas Station. Travel on River Rd, which becomes County Road 2 for approx. 2.75 miles. Turn left onto BLM Road 1072. There is a kiosk with information about the park just off the road and a parking area. The eastern entrance is reached by traveling south off State Highway 64 onto White Ave. at the only stop light in town. Travel on White Ave, which become County Road 23 for approx. 1.25 miles. Turn right just after the Elks Club Shooting Range on the left. Phone 970-878-3800 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking

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Red Hill, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Turn north at the stoplight at the intersection of Highway 82 and Highway 133. Follow Red Hill Road (County Road 107) till you reach a large parking lot. This parking lot serves as a commuter parking lot as well during weekdays, so be aware that it can fill up. Head north up the dirt road (County Road 107) from the parking lot. The trail head is about 1/3 mile up and is clearly marked with a map kiosk on the left (west) side of the road. Phone 970-876-9000 Activities BIKING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area Red Hill The Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area that sits just north of Carbondale

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Ridgway Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take U.S. Highway 550 south of Montrose, Colorado for 22 miles to Ridgway State Park entrance. Phone 970-626-5822 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas State Park Web Site Recreation at Ridgway Dam and Reservoir, Dallas Creek Project, is managed by the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir offers a variety of activities on its 1,000 surface-acres. Rainbow trout are stocked annually in the reservoir. Camping experiences vary from 25 walk-in tent sites to 187 sites with electrical hook-ups, and 81 full hook-up campsites. Ridgway State Park is at the base

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Ridgway Trail System, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions To access the RAT Trailhead, you take Colorado Hwy 550 north from Ridgway, CO and turn west onto Ouray County Road 10. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities BIKING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Located just outside of Ridgway, Colorado, the Ridgway Trail System has evolved into a wonderful renewed resource for non-motorized trail users. The trail system is directly adjacent to the Ridgway State Park and encompasses over 20 miles of great single track trails with excellent views of the Ridgway Reservoir and San Juan Mountains. The trails offer a range of experience level – expert, intermediate, and beginner. For more information, please contact the Uncompahgre Field Office.

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Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds ASPEN GLADE LAKE FORK(RIO GRANDE NATL FORE MOGOTE BIG MEADOWS RESERVOIR CAMPGROUND THIRTY MILE STONE CELLAR GUARD STATION MARSHALL PARK RIVER HILL ELWOOD CABIN CARNERO GUARD STATION BREWERY CREEK GUARD STATION UPPER CROSSING GUARD STATION PLATORO CABIN 1 OFF COW CAMP CABIN FITTON GUARD STATION CABIN Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Fern Creek Trailhead # 815 Ute Creek Trailhead #819 North Lime Creek Summer Trailhead # 806 & 807 Lake Fork Trailhead #836 Big Meadows/Archuleta Trailhead # 839 Ivy Creek Trailhead # 805 Pierce Elliott Trailhead # 851 Middle Creek Trailhead #768 Farmers Creek Trailhead #

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Rio Grande River SRMA, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Alamosa, travel south on US-285. At Romeo, turn left onto Highway 142. North of Highway 142: turn left onto U Road and bear right at the fork to continue onto County Road 28. Turn right onto Z road and continue to the bridge put-in. South of Colorado 142: just after crossing the river, turn right onto Rio Grande Avenue. Phone 719-852-7074 Activities FISHING, HIKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas BLM – Rio Grande Recreation Area Rio Grande Recreation Area features a meandering river flowing south to the Colorado-New Mexico border. Excellent fishing opportunities exist in this scenic canyon, and the shallow gradient of the Rio Grande is ideal for those who prefer

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR is 10 minutes from downtown Denver and 30 minutes from the Rocky Mountain foothills. It is located in Commerce City, Colorado, a Denver suburb located in Adams County. To get to Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR from downtown Denver, take I-25 north to I-70 east. Exit at Havana Street and head north. Enter through the South Gate located at 56th Avenue and Havana Street. From Denver International Airport, take Pena Boulevard south to 56th Avenue heading west. Turn north on Havana Street and enter through the South Gate. Phone 303-289-0232 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Driving from the east: from I-25, take US Hwy 34 or 36. Driving from the west: from I-70, take US Hwy 40 to Granby to US Hwy 34 to Grand Lake. From mid-October until late May, Trail Ridge Road between Estes Park and Grand Lake is closed to vehicles, so driving between the two takes ~4 hours. The closest airport is Denver International (DIA). There is no public transportation between nearby cities and the park. Phone (970) 586-1206 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SNOWPARK Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds GLACIER BASIN CAMPGROUND MORAINE PARK CAMPGROUND ASPENGLEN CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Rocky Mountain National Park Official Website Rocky Mountain

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Ruedi Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions On the Fryingpan River about 15 miles east of Basalt, Colorado and 30 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Take State Road 82 about 30 miles south of Glenwood Springs to reach road leading to Basalt. Phone 970-945-2521 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Ruedi Reservoir Star ChamberOfficial Web Site Ruedi Dam and Reservoir, features of the Fryingpan Arkansas Project, are on the Fryingpan River about 15 miles east of Basalt, Colorado. Ruedi Dam is a rock and earthfill structure that stands about 285 feet high above streambed and has a crest length of 1,042 feet. The Reservoir is on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains,

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Turkey Springs Trailhead

San Juan National Forest, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds MCPHEE RECREATION COMPLEX WEST FORK CAMPGROUND EAST FORK CAMPGROUND BLANCO RIVER GROUP CAMPGROUND JUNCTION CREEK CAMPGROUND TRANSFER GROUP CAMPGROUND WILLIAMS CREEK CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Buckles Lake Trailhead Coal Creek Trailhead First Fork Trailhead Fish Creek Trailhead Fourmile Trailhead Jackson Mountain Trailhead Leche Creek Trailhead Opal Lake Trailhead Piedra Falls Trailhead Pine River Trailhead Poison Park Trailhead Sand Creek Trailhead Sheep Creek Trailhead Turkey Springs Trailhead Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas San Juan National Forest The San Juan National Forest includes approximately 1.8 million acres of federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service in Southwestern Colorado. The scenery ranges from high desert mesas and

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San Luis Lake and State Wildlife Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Highway 160 from Walsenburg, Colorado about 60 miles. North on Highway 150 for about 13.5 miles. Left on Six Mile Lane and straight for 8 miles then north 1/8 mile to park entrance. Phone 719-378-2020 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas State Park Website Recreation facilities at San Luis Lake were constructed under a cost-share agreement between the Bureau of Reclamation and the State of Colorado during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Recreation is managed by the Colorado State Parks under agreement with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The park can be reached at 719-378-2020; email sanluis.park@state.co.us . Available fish species include rainbow trout.

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Caddis Flats

San Miguel River, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions To the northern portion of the river: from Naturita, travel east on Highway 145, and then turn left onto Highway 90. To the southern portion of the river: from Naturita, travel east on Highway 145. After Norwood, look for river access points. From Placerville, take State Highway 145 north along Uniweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway for about 33 miles to Naturita. There are several access points for fishing along the way. The northern part of the Special Management Area is accessible via the river, or from the State Highway 90 turn-off, 3 miles east of Naturita. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Caddis Flats Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas San Miguel River Recreation

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Sand Creek Massacre is located in Kiowa County, Colorado. To visit the site, follow Colorado State Highway 96 east off Highway 287 near Eads, or west off Highway 385 at Sheridan Lake. Near Chivington, turn north onto County Road 54/Chief White Antelope Way or at Brandon, turn north onto County Road 59. Follow these roads to their intersections with County Road W. The park entrance is along CR W a mile east (right) of CR 54 or several miles west (left) of CR 59. Eight miles of dirt/sand roads lead to the Phone (719) 438-5916 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Official Website Sand Creek Massacre National

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Seep Springs OHV Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions LOCATION: 9 miles north of Canon City, Colorado, off of U.S. Hwy 50 and Fremont County Road 69. From Canon City head west on U.S. Hwy 50 for approximately 3.5 miles, turn right onto Fremont County Rd 69. Travel north for approximately 8 miles. The trailhead will be on your right. Phone (710) 269-8500 Activities HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Seep Springs Recreation Area is located near Canon City offering fun and challenging trails combined with outstanding views. High points along the 16 miles of roads and trails give the visitor open ranchland views as they wind through pinon and juniper woodlands and ponderosa pine forests with sandstone rocks throughout the area.

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Shadow Mountain Lake, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions North from Granby, Colorado on U.S. 34. Phone 970-887-4100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Bureau of Reclamation Website Advance Parking PassOfficial Web Site Shadow Mountain Dam and Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, are on the Colorado River below its confluence with the Grand Lake outlet. Developments include 1 campground with 80 campsites and 2 boat-launch ramps. Good access exists. Total water surface available for recreation is approximately 1,346 surface acres and 8 miles of shoreline. Primary recreational activities are camping, fishing, and power boating. Primary sport fish are bown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon. Facilities closed in winter due to ice and snow conditions. Current Reservoir Levels.

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Silt Mesa, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-70, take Silt Exit 97 and head north. At round-about, turn west on Highway 6 and then turn north (right) onto N. 7th Street. Continue north and curve right on Peach Valley Road (County Road 214) for 2.1 miles. Turn north on Bendetti Road (County Road 250). Go 1 mile and the entrance to Silt Mesa is on the northeast when Bendetti Road turns west. Phone 970-876-9000 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas The Silt Mesa Extensive Recreation Management Area near Silt, Colorado is nestled below the Grand Hogback providing opportunities for OHV riding, hiking and horseback riding. Due to the close proximity to neighborhoods the area is closed to

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Strawberry, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Strawberry area is located approximately .5 miles North of Tabernash, East of U.S. 40off of County Road 84. Turn East onto CR 83, Following it for .5 mile. Turn North onto County Road 84 for .75mile. Turn West onto BLM Road 2751 for .75 mile to the Hurd Peak Trailhead parking area. Phone 970-724-3000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Strawberry Area Trails The Strawberry area includes approximately 8 miles of Single-track, non- motorized trails that are collectively known as the Phases. These Trails are interconnected with 10.5 miles of roads, creating a stacked-loop network that offers a variety of bicycle riding options. Bicycles and Motorized vehicles are restricted to

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Tabeguache, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From the intersection of US 285 and CR 140 (1 mile north of the intersection of US 50 and US 285 near Poncha Springs), go west on CR 140 for 1.7 miles. Turn right (north) onto CR 250 and drive 4 miles to where FR 252 branches to the left. Take FR 252 for 3.1 miles to the trailhead. Phone 970-240-5300 Activities BIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Tabeguache Trail Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway Tabeguache Trail BLM Tabeguache Trail The Tabeguache (pronounced TAB-a-watch) Trail crosses public land for 142 miles, connecting Montrose and Grand Junction, Colorado. The trail begins in Shavano Valley and weaves through the canyons, mesas, and highlands of the Uncompahgre Plateau before

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Taylor River State Wildlife Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The are is about 35 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado. The first 11 miles from Gunnison to Almont are paved Colorado Highway 135. From Almont, the last 20 miles are paved Forest Service roads. Phone 970-248-0600 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado Parks & Wildlife Website 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-and-release and

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Texas Creek, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Canon City take West about 25 miles. Turn right (North) onto Fremont County Road 27 (Look for the Texas Creek Store). Proceed over bridge and continue about a ½ mile and follow sign for OHV parking. From Salida Head east out of town on E Rainbow Blvd/US-50 E. Continue approximately 31.1 miles to Fremont County Road 27. Turn north on Fremont County Road 27 to access trails. Phone 719-269-8500 Activities CAMPING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Texas Creek OHV Registrations Texas Creek ATV Trail The Texas Creek Recreation area is located west of Canon City and is a popular high-use area for motorized recreation users. The area is often rideable year round

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The Crown Rec Area, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From the town of Carbondale take highway 133 south. At Price Creek Road intersection, turn left and drive along Prince Creek approximately 4.2 to the recreation area. There are several pull offs for parking. For non-motorized use the first parking lot with the kiosk. For mechanized please go to the upper parking lot which is about 2 miles from the lower access parking at the kiosk. Phone (970) 876-9000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas The Crown Special Recreation Management Area near Carbondale is managed primarily for mountain biking but has trails open to hikers, equestrians, and motorized use. It has been popular for many years because of a dense trail network in the

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Trinidad Lake, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Located 3 miles west of I-25 and city of Trinidad on CO 12. Phone (719) 846-7990 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Trinidad Lake Website 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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Turquoise Lake, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions About 5 miles west of U.S. Highway 24 and Leadville, Colorado. Phone 719-486-0749 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Broadway TourOfficial Web Site Bureau of Reclamation Website 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 feature of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. Recreation is managed by the Forest Service for Reclamation as part of the San Isabel National Forest.

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Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The American Flats portion of the Uncompahgre Wilderness is located approximately 5 miles east of Ouray and approximately 11 miles west of Lake City in Hinsdale County. Access to the area is via the seldom used Horsethief Pack Trail off Hinsdale County Road 30. Phone 970-642-4940 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Uncompahgre Widlerness Uncompahgre Wilderness Colorado’s Wild Areas: Uncompahgre Wilderness The Uncompahgre Wilderness now contains a total of 102,721 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Colorado. In 1980 the Uncompahgre Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can

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Upper Colorado River, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Upper Colorado River has access points at various locations along US-40 between Hot Sulphur Springs and Dotsero. Phone CRVFO: (970) 876-9000 or KRO: (970) 724-3000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Windy Point Site Sunset Bridge Fishing Access Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado Open lands Upper Colorado River Recreation Management Area Float Fishing the Upper Colorado River Pumphouse to Radium The Upper Colorado River Recreation Area spans a unique and beautiful landscape, known for its diverse water features, abundant wildlife, and cultural landscapes along the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway. Notable segments of the Upper Colorado River include Parshall to Blue River, Gore Canyon, Pumphouse to State Bridge,

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Vallecito Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions: Take County Road 240 north from Durango to the intersection of County Road 501, a distance of about 14 miles. Turn left and take County Road 501 north to Vallecito Reservoir, a distance of about 4 miles. Phone 970-385-6577 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Vallecito Reservoir Vallecito Dam and Reservoir was completed in 1941 and is the principal feature of the Pine River Project in southwest Colorado. Located on the Pine River in the San Juan National Forest, about 18 miles northeast of Durango, Colorado, the reservoir has a maximum surface area of 2,720 acres. An additional 961

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White River National Forest, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds DIFFICULT CAMPGROUND BOGAN FLATS CAMPGROUND GRP S CHAPMAN CAMPGROUND AND GROUP MOLLIE B_WHITE RIVER HEATON BAY PEAK ONE WINDY POINT GROUP (CO) PROSPECTOR CAMP HALE MEMORIAL REDSTONE CAMP HALE EAST FORK GROUP NORTH FORK CAMPGROUND LOWRY CAMPGROUND Maroon Bells Amphitheatre TIGIWON COMMUNITY HOUSE PINEY GUARD STATION SAPPHIRE POINT OVERLOOK EAST MAROON PORTAL PICNIC SITE DEARHAMER CAMPGROUND RUEDI MARINA CAMPGROUND LITTLE MAUD CAMPGROUND GORE CREEK CAMPGROUND SHEPHERDS RIM CAMPGROUND Marvine Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Ripple Creek Overlook Interpretive Site Meadow Lake Picnic Area Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Ruedi Marina Boat Ramp Beecher Loop

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Willow Creek Reservoir, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions North from Granby on State Highway 125. Phone 970-887-4100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas TrogOfficial Web Site Willow Creek, a tributary on the Colorado River near Granby, Colorado, is diverted by Willow Creek Dam and Canal, features of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Willow Creek Pumping Plant lifts the water 175 feet; it then flows by gravity to Lake Granby.Recreation is managed for Reclamation by the Forest Service. Developments include 1 campground with 35 campsites and 1 boat-launch facility. Good access exists. Total water surface available for recreation is approximately 300 surface acres. Primary recreational activities are fishing, camping, and picnicking. Primary sport fish available are brown trout,

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Willow Creek WSA, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions The Willow Creek WSA is located in Moffat County, approximately five miles northeast of Dinosaur, CO and eight miles south of Dinosaur National Monument. The eastern boundary of the WSA is shared with the Skull Creek WSA. Phone (970) 878-3800 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HUNTING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Colorado National Conservation Lands Willow Creek in United States of America The Willow Creek WSA is more characteristic of the arid canyon ecosystems found in the Colorado Plateau than in the Rocky Mountain Forest Province eco-region, where it exists. Geographically, the area generally lies within the Skull Creek Basin. The area is cut by steep, colorful ridges, hogbacks, deep gullies, unique rock formations, and canyons of sandstone

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Wolford, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions There are multiple access points. County Roads 2, 22, 25, 26, 224, 227 provide access to and through the Wolford Mountain Area. In the Northern portion, drive north from Kremmling on Highway 40 past Wolford Reservoir and take the Antelope Pass Road on the right. Phone 970-724-3000 Activities CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Sidewinder Trail Muddy Creek Fishing Access and Kremmling Cliffs Wolford Red Desert Overlook Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas There are approximately 120 miles of designated roads and motorized trails in the Wolford Mountain Special Recreation Management Area. Motorized use is restricted to designated routes only. Some routes are open only to certain types of vehicles “ signs indicate allowable uses. Motorized use is prohibited from

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Yucca House National Monument, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions ¢From Cortez, take Hwy. 491 south approximately 8 miles. ¢Take a right on MC County Road B (green sign), which is a dirt road one mile south of MC Road C. ¢Drive 0.8 miles, crossing a paved road (MC Road 21), and take the next dirt road on the right (before the farmhouse on the left). ¢Follow this road north and west for 1.4 miles, and head towards a white ranch house with a red roof on the west horizon. ¢Once at the ranch house, Yucca House NM is on the left side if the driveway. Phone (970) 529-4465 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Yucca House National Monument Official Website Yucca House National Monument Map Through a

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Zapata Falls SRMA, Colorado Camping & Hiking

Directions From Alamosa, depart on US Highway 160/Main Street eastwards. Go east on Highway 160 until you reach Colorado State Highway 150. Turn left and go north on Colorado State Highway approximately 12.5 miles. Turn right onto the unpaved gravel road (Lake of The Falls Road). Phone 719-852-7074 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Colorado Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Colorado Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Colorado Recreation Areas Zapata Falls Recreation Area Zapata Falls Campground BLM – Zapata Falls Recreation Area BLM – Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway Hidden Colorado Gem: Zapata Falls Zapata Falls is a waterfall located near the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on Bureau of Land Management land adjacent to Rio Grande National Forest and south of Great Sand

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