Programs: National Conservation Lands: Colorado: Dominguez-Escalante NCA | Bureau of Land Management

Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA) comprises 210,172 acres of protected public lands, and includes the 66,280-acre Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. The NCA was created by the 2009 Omnibus Public Lands Management Act and is managed as part of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands.

Programs: National Conservation Lands: Colorado: McInnis Canyons | Bureau of Land Management

Located in the high desert canyon country of western Colorado and eastern Utah, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area consists of approximately 123,430 acres of BLM-administered land near Grand Junction, Colorado. Originally known as Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area, the NCA was established by Public Law 106-353 on October 24, 2000, and was renamed in honor of Representative Scott McInnis by Public Law 108-400 on January 1, 2005.

Valles Caldera National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)

About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the 13-mile wide circular depression now known as the Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history.