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List of National Park System areas in Colorado facts for kids

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See also: List of protected areas of Colorado

This is a list of National Park System areas in the U.S. State of Colorado. The National Park Service manages 17 of the 21 National Park System areas in Colorado plus five Colorado National Wildernesses.

National Parks

The four National Parks within Colorado are:

National Monuments

Great Kiva at Chimney Rock Colorado
The Great Kiva in Chimney Rock National Monument.
Dinosaur National Monument Steamboat Rock
Steamboat Rock in Dinosaur National Monument.

The eight National Monuments in Colorado are:

Two former National Monuments were reclassified due to their remoteness:

National Historic Sites

The two National Historic Sites within Colorado are:

proposed:

National Recreation Areas

Dillonpin
The Dillon Pinnacles in Curecanti National Recreation Area.

The two National Recreation Areas within Colorado are::

National Historic Trails

The four National Historic Trails that pass through Colorado are:

National Scenic Trail

Continental Divide Trail, Torreys to Grays
Grays Peak is the highest point on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and the Continental Divide in North America.

The National Scenic Trail that passes through Colorado is:

  • Continental Divide National Scenic Trail along the Continental Divide of the Americas

National Wildernesses

BlackCanyonInner
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness.

The National Park Service also manages five of the 44 National Wildernesses within Colorado.

  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness
  • Great Sand Dunes Wilderness
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness
  • Mesa Verde Wilderness
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness
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