Colorado National Parks & Public Lands


Colorado is home to 16 units within the National Park Service including: Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, California National Historic Trail, Colorado National Monument, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Dinosaur National Monument, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, 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, and Yucca House National Monument.

The state is also home to 1 World Heritage Site (Mesa Verde National Park), 1551 National Historic Places, 25 National Historic Landmarks, 15 National Natural Landmarks, 2 National Conservation Areas, and 3 National Heritage Areas including Cache La Poudre River Corridor, Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, and South Park National Heritage Area. Plus, there are 8 National Monuments, 2 National Recreation Areas, 42 Wilderness Areas, 8 National Wildlife Refuges and 41 State Parks to explore, along with 11 National Forests, two National Grasslands and 307 State Wildlife Areas.  

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