Colorado - Protected Areas

Protected Areas

Colorado is home to four national parks, six national monuments, two national recreation areas, two national historic sites, three national historic trails, a national scenic trail, 11 national forests, two national grasslands, 41 national wilderness areas, two national conservation areas, eight national wildlife refuges, 44 state parks, 307 state wildlife areas, and numerous other scenic, historic, and recreational areas.

Units of the National Park System in Colorado:

  • Arapaho National Recreation Area
  • Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Mesa Verde National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Yucca House National Monument
See also: Colorado trails and Colorado scenic and historic byways

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