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Colorado's Independence Monument
Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument

The following are protected federal lands in the state of Colorado:

National Parks

There are four National Parks within the state of Colorado:

National Monuments

The eight National Monuments in the state of Colorado are:

National Recreation Areas

The two National Recreation Areas within the state of Colorado are:

National Historic Sites

The two National Historic Sites within the state of Colorado are:

National Historic Trails

The four National Historic Trails that pass through the state of Colorado are:

National Scenic Trail

The National Scenic Trail that passes through the state of Colorado is:

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

National Forests

National Forests in Colorado
An enlargeable map of Colorado showing the 11 National Forests in red and the 2 National Grasslands in light green

The 11 National Forests within the state of Colorado are:

  • Arapaho National Forest
  • Grand Mesa National Forest
  • Gunnison National Forest
  • Pike National Forest
  • Rio Grande National Forest
  • Roosevelt National Forest
  • Routt National Forest
  • San Isabel National Forest
  • San Juan National Forest
  • Uncompahgre National Forest
  • White River National Forest

National Grasslands

The two National Grasslands within the state of Colorado are:

National Wilderness Areas

Wilderness Areas in Colorado
An enlargeable map of Colorado showing the 42 National Wilderness Areas in red
East Rim Arch - Rattlesnake Arches BRCW
East Rim Arch in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness
LakeIsabelle
Lake Isabelle in the Indian Peaks Wilderness
Maroon Bells Aspens
The Maroon Bells in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

The 42 National Wilderness Areas within the state of Colorado are:

  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness
  • Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness
  • Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
  • Byers Peak Wilderness
  • Cache La Poudre Wilderness
  • Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
  • Comanche Peak Wilderness
  • Eagles Nest Wilderness
  • Flat Tops Wilderness
  • Fossil Ridge Wilderness
  • Great Sand Dunes Wilderness
  • Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness
  • Gunnison Gorge Wilderness
  • Holy Cross Wilderness
  • Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness
  • James Peak Wilderness
  • La Garita Wilderness
  • Lizard Head Wilderness
  • Lost Creek Wilderness
  • Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
  • Mesa Verde Wilderness
  • Mount Evans Wilderness
  • Mount Massive Wilderness
  • Mount Sneffels Wilderness
  • Mount Zirkel Wilderness
  • Neota Wilderness
  • Never Summer Wilderness
  • Platte River Wilderness
  • Powderhorn Wilderness
  • Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness
  • Raggeds Wilderness
  • Rawah Wilderness
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness
  • Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
  • Sarvis Creek Wilderness
  • South San Juan Wilderness
  • Spanish Peaks Wilderness
  • Uncompahgre Wilderness
  • Vasquez Peak Wilderness
  • Weminuche Wilderness
  • West Elk Wilderness

National Conservation Areas

The two National Conservation Areas within the state of Colorado are:

National Wildlife Refuges

The eight National Wildlife Refuges within the state of Colorado are:

National Recreation Trails

Devil's Head Lookout Tower
Devils Head lookout tower at the summit of the Devils Head National Recreation Trail
Grays and Torreys Peaks 2006-08-06
Grays Peak National Recreation Trail approaching the summit

The 28 federally designated National Recreation Trails in the state of Colorado are:

Other federal lands

The United States Bureau of Land Management manages the extensive federal land holdings in western Colorado not managed by other federal agencies.

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