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Browns Canyon National Monument

Browns Canyon highlights the rugged beauty of the Arkansas River Valley. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service manage the area through the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains a wealth of archaeological sites — more than 6,000 recorded so far--representing Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures.

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Dolores River

The Dolores River is one of Colorado’s most colorful and sublime rivers. Its headwaters begin at approximately 14,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains near Lizard Head Pass. Below McPhee Reservoir, near the town of Dolores, the river offers one of the country’s longest and finest wilderness river floats—170 miles through unspoiled canyons and forest rich in archaeological resources and wildlife habitat.

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Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

The Dominguez-Escalante NCA, located in western Colorado, is home to cascading waterfalls, rugged sandstone canyons, and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. The area has long been known for breathtaking scenery in the canyon country of the Uncompahgre Plateau.

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Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area

The Gunnison Gorge NCA is set against a backdrop of landscapes ranging from adobe badlands and rugged slopes, to the breathtaking river canyon of the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness.

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McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area

McInnis Canyons NCA encompasses a diverse landscape of salt brush desert and the dramatic, red rock canyons of the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness which includes the second-largest concentration of natural arches in North America.