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Parks in Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

p_black_canyon_125_133The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, near Montrose, Colorado, is a national park of stunning beauty and wildness on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. Carved by the Gunnison River, the Black Canyon National Park covers twelve miles of the 42-mile canyon and features one of the steepest canyon descents in the United States, with an average elevation change of 43 feet per mile, and a maximum of 240 feet per mile. The Black Canyon is a haven for explorative and scenic hiking, harrowing technical climbing routes and challenging kayaking. Read on to find out more about this distinctive and exciting canyon.

   

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National MonumentFor people, who are fascinated with dinosaurs, the Dinosaur National Monument in Dinosaur, Colorado promises to be the perfect vacation destination. At the Monument, people will have the unique opportunity to see some of the dinosaur's remains embedded in rocks. Dinosaur National Monument has much to offer anybody who is interested in such things as history, science or even scenic beauty. Read on to find out more about the Dinosaur National Monument.

   

Four Corners National Monument

Four Corners National MonumentFour Corners is that area where people can stand in one spot, and they will be standing in four different states at the same time. This is the only area in all of the United States where people can do this. The states that meet at this point include Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. Read on to find out more about Four Corners National Monument.

   

Garden of the Gods

p_garden_of_the_gods_125_133Garden of the Gods is a city park and geologically amazing site elegantly situated between the west side of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The park is predominately defined by towering red sandstone and white fountain formations. The park is a unique conglomeration of geology and landscape in Colorado and much of the West. Many family and recreational opportunities are available, including hiking, biking, technical rock climbing, horseback riding and a visitor center. Read on to find out more about this distinctive and exciting park.

   

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

p_great_sand_dunes_125_133The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a remarkable and unique landscape situated in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. The result of hundreds of thousands of years of geologic activity, wind and erosion, these are the tallest sand dunes in all of North America and a striking example of the forces of nature and time. The dunes are in a state of constant change and any time of year is wonderful opportunity to hike and slide on the high dunes, as well as explore the rivers and creeks that contribute to the growth and preservation of the dunes. Read on to find out why the Great Sand Dunes should be your next Colorado stop.

   

Mesa Verde National Park

p_mesa_verde_125_133Mesa Verde National Park is an amazing and one-of-a-kind site located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, near the Four Corners area. Home to the Ancestral Pueblo people for 700 years, the expansive site features 600 cliff dwellings and over 4,000 documented archaeological sites. Situated in the high plateaus on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde is a marvelous landscape with expansive views of high deserts and peaks. Read on to find out more about the amazing sites that wait at Mesa Verde.

   

Rocky Mountain National Park

p_rocky_mountain_national_park_125_133Rocky Mountain National Park, located near Estes Park, Colorado, is a wonderland for camping, hiking and year-round fun. Astounding peaks, pristine alpine lakes, and vast lands of varied terrain, ecosystems and wildlife are all at your fingertips upon your arrival. Read on to find out more about why Rocky Mountain National Park is a jewel of Colorado.

   
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