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List Of Federal Lands In Colorado
The following are protected federal lands in the state of Colorado:Contents1 National Parks 2 National Monuments 3 National Recreation Areas 4 National Historic Sites 5 National Historic Trails 6 National Scenic Trail 7 National Forests 8 National Grasslands 9 National Wilderness Areas 10 National Conservation Areas 11 National Wildlife Refuges 12 National Recreation Trails 13 Other federal lands 14 See also 15 References 16 External linksNational Parks[edit]The Cliff Palace
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United States National Grassland
National Grassland
Grassland
is a classification of protected and managed federal lands in the United States
United States
authorized by Title III of the Bankhead–Jones Farm Tenant Act of 1937. For administrative purposes, they are essentially identical to United States
United States
National Forests, except that grasslands are areas primarily consisting of prairie. Like National Forests, National Grasslands may be open for hunting, grazing, mineral extraction, recreation and other uses. Various National Grasslands are typically administered in conjunction with nearby National Forests. All but three National Grasslands are on or at the edge of the Great Plains. Those three are in southeastern Idaho, northeastern California, and central Oregon
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Old Spanish National Historic Trail
The Old Spanish Trail
Trail
is a historical trade route that connected the northern New Mexico
New Mexico
settlements of (or near) Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Mexico
with those of Los Angeles, California
California
and southern California. Approximately 700 mi (1,100 km) long, the trail ran through areas of high mountains, arid deserts, and deep canyons. It is considered one of the most arduous of all trade routes ever established in the United States. Explored, in part, by Spanish explorers as early as the late 16th century, the trail saw extensive use by pack trains from about 1830 until the mid-1850s. The name of the trail comes from the publication of John C. Frémont’s Report of his 1844 journey for the U.S. Topographical Corps., guided by Kit Carson, from California
California
to New Mexico
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Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument
National Monument
is located on land in southwestern Colorado
Colorado
and southeastern Utah, between Cortez, Colorado
Colorado
and Blanding, Utah
Utah
on the Cajon Mesa of the Great Sage Plain. Shallow tributaries run through the wide and deep canyons into the San Juan River.[3] Although Hovenweep National Monument
National Monument
is largely known for the six groups of Ancestral Puebloan villages, there is evidence of occupation by hunter-gatherers from 8,000 to 6,000 B.C. until about AD 200. Later, a succession of early puebloan cultures settled in the area and remained until the 14th century. Hovenweep became a National Monument
National Monument
in 1923 and is administered by the National Park Service
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Florissant, Colorado
Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 104.[3] Florissant, Colorado, was named after Florissant, Missouri, the hometown of Judge James Castello, an early settler.[4] The word florissant is the gerund of the French verb fleurir, which roughly means to flourish, to flower, or to blossom.[5] Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
is located immediately south of Florissant. The Florissant Post Office has the ZIP Code
ZIP Code
80816.[2] Florissant is just east of the starting point of the Hayman fire, which as of 2006, is the largest fire in Colorado's history. Florissant is served by the Florissant Fire Protection District
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Federal Lands
Federal lands
Federal lands
are lands in the United States
United States
for which ownership is claimed by the U.S. federal government, pursuant to Article Four, section 3, clause 2 of the United States
United States
Constitution.[1] The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that this section empowers Congress to retain federal lands, to regulate federal lands such as by limiting cattle grazing, and to sell such lands.[2] As of March 2012, out of the 2.27 billion acres (918.6 million hectares) in the country, about 28% of the total was owned by the Federal government according to the Interior Department.[3] The United States
United States
Supreme Court has upheld the broad powers of the federal government to deal with federal lands, for example having unanimously held in Kleppe v
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Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur
Dinosaur
National Monument is a United States National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains
Uinta Mountains
on the border between Colorado
Colorado
and Utah
Utah
at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. Although most of the monument area is in Moffat County, Colorado, the Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Quarry 40°26′29″N 109°18′04″W / 40.44139°N 109.30111°W / 40.44139; -109.30111 is located in Utah
Utah
just to the north of the town of Vernal, Utah. The nearest communities are Jensen, Utah
Utah
and Dinosaur, Colorado
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Santa Fe National Historic Trail
The Santa Fe Trail
Trail
was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Independence, Missouri
Missouri
with Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pioneered in 1821 by William Becknell, it served as a vital commercial highway until the introduction of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880. Santa Fe was near the end of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, which carried trade from Mexico
Mexico
City. The route skirted the northern edge and crossed the north-western corner of Comancheria, the territory of the Comanches, who demanded compensation for granting passage to the trail, and represented another market for American traders. Comanche
Comanche
raiding farther south in Mexico
Mexico
isolated New Mexico, making it more dependent on the American trade, and provided the Comanches
Comanches
with a steady supply of horses for sale
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List Of Areas In The United States National Park System
The National Park System
National Park System
of the United States
United States
is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service. The collection includes all national parks and most national monuments, as well as several other types of protected areas of the United States. As of January 2017, there are 417 units of the National Park System. However, this number is somewhat misleading. For example, Denali National Park and Preserve is counted as two units, since the same name applies to a national park and an adjacent national preserve. Yet Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
is counted as one unit, despite its double designation. Counting methodology is rooted in the language of a park's enabling legislation
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Chivington, Colorado
Chivington is an unincorporated community in Kiowa County, Colorado, United States. The U.S. Post Office at Eads ( ZIP Code
ZIP Code
81036) now serves Chivington postal addresses.[2] Chivington was named for the Reverend John Chivington,[3] a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War, who was celebrated as the hero of the 1862 Battle of Glorieta Pass
Battle of Glorieta Pass
and commanded the 700 Union soldiers who perpetrated the Sand Creek massacre, a slaughter of Native Americans in a nearby gulch. The massacre was condemned by the United States
United States
Congress Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War and Territorial Governor John Evans lost his job for encouraging Chivington.[4]Contents1 History 2 Today's Chivington 3 Geography 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Chivington (est
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Browns Canyon National Monument
Browns Canyon National Monument
Browns Canyon National Monument
is a 21,586 acres (8,736 ha) national monument in Chaffee County, Colorado
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National Monument (United States)
A national monument in the United States
United States
is a protected area that is similar to a national park, but can be created from any land owned or controlled by the federal government[a] by proclamation of the President of the United States. National monuments can be managed by one of several federal agencies: the National Park Service, United States
United States
Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(in the case of marine national monuments). Historically, some national monuments were managed by the War Department.[1] National monuments can be so designated through the power of the Antiquities Act
Antiquities Act
of 1906
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National Historic Trail
National Historic Trail
Trail
is a designation for a protected area in the United States
United States
containing historic trails and surrounding areas. They are part of the National Trails System. National Historic Trails were authorized under the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-625),[1] amending the National Trails System Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-543), which had introduced National Scenic Trails and National Recreation Trails. National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails may only be designated by an act of Congress. National Historic Trails are designated to protect the remains of significant overland or water routes to reflect the history of the nation. Most of them are scenic highway routes and are not hiking trails, although they provide opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities along their routes
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Grand Lake, Colorado
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. The population was 471 at the 2010 census.[6] Established in 1881, Grand Lake sits at an elevation of 8,369 feet (2,551 m) and derives its name from the lake on whose shores it is situated: Grand Lake, the largest natural body of water in Colorado. The town of Grand Lake was originally an outfitting and supply point for the mining settlements of Lulu City, Teller City, and Gaskill, but today is a tourist destination adjacent to the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, which surrounds the lake and the town on three sides. Grand Lake was the Grand County seat
County seat
of government from 1882-1888
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Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
is a United States national park located approximately 76 mi (122 km) northwest of Denver International Airport[4] in north-central Colorado, within the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The park is situated between the towns of Estes Park to the east and Grand Lake to the west
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Oregon National Historic Trail
The Oregon
Oregon
Trail
Trail
is a 2,170-mile (3,490 km)[1] historic East–West, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri
Missouri
River to valleys in Oregon. The eastern part of the Oregon
Oregon
Trail
Trail
spanned part of the future state of Kansas, and nearly all of what are now the states of Nebraska
Nebraska
and Wyoming. The western half of the trail spanned most of the future states of Idaho
Idaho
and Oregon. The Oregon
Oregon
Trail
Trail
was laid by fur traders and traders from about 1811 to 1840, and was only passable on foot or by horseback. By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been cleared to Fort Hall, Idaho
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