PROPOSED PROTECTIONS


FEATURES

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek and its tributaries on the south slopes of the Pikes Peak massif carve deeply incised granite canyons with tumbling cascades, waterfalls, and calm pools. The area forms a crucial ecological link between the alpine high country of Pikes Peak and the arid rangelands of the high plains outside Colorado Springs. Its streams and canyons offer year-round opportunities for hiking and backpacking, fishing and hunting, nature study and rock climbing.

Little Bookcliffs

Little Bookcliffs encompasses thousand-foot canyon walls that rise from the Colorado River, and the vertical face of the Bookcliffs towering above the Grand Valley. A network of twisting canyons contain trickling desert streams graced by cottonwoods, lined by hoodoos and even natural bridges. The area overlays the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range, and the attractions draw hikers and equestrians throughout the year.

Redcloud Peak

Redcloud Peak includes two of Colorado’s famed fourteeners in the heart of the San Juan Mountains outside Lake City – 14,034-foot Redcloud Peak and 14,001-foot Sunshine Peak. The lower valleys are steep-sided and of glacial origin, lined by spruce-fir forests broken by stands of aspen. A network of trails entices mountaineers seeking to scale the peaks and anglers dipping their lines in Cooper Lake or nearby streams.

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TABLE

Proposed Wilderness Area BLM Acres
Assignation Ridge Proposed Wilderness 25,232
Badger Creek Proposed Wilderness 25,192
Bangs Canyon Proposed Wilderness 20,996
Beaver Creek Proposed Wilderness 38,253
Browns Canyon Proposed Wilderness 22,654
Bull Gulch Proposed Wilderness 20,171
Castle Peak Proposed Wilderness 16,230
Cross Canyon Proposed Wilderness 26,776
Deep Creek Proposed Wilderness 20,742
Demaree Canyon Proposed Wilderness 25,897
Dolores River Canyon Proposed Wilderness 34,867
Flat Tops Addition Proposed Wilderness 16,305
Grand Hogback Proposed Wilderness 11,291
Grape Creek Proposed Wilderness 35,535
Handies Peak Proposed Wilderness 26,557
Little Bookcliffs Proposed Wilderness 29,045
Maroon Bells Addition Proposed Wilderness 312
McIntyre Hills Proposed Wilderness 17,213
McKenna Peak Proposed Wilderness 33,114
Norwood Canyon Proposed Wilderness 12,986
Pisgah Mountain Proposed Wilderness 14,538
Platte River Addition Proposed Wilderness 31
Redcloud Peak Proposed Wilderness 38,176
Roubideau Proposed Wilderness 17,660
San Luis Hills Proposed Wilderness 10,871
Sewemup Mesa Proposed Wilderness 45,220
Snaggletooth Proposed Wilderness 31,752
South Shale Ridge Proposed Wilderness 27,517
Table Mountain Proposed Wilderness 27,719
The Palisade Proposed Wilderness 27,150
Unaweep Proposed Wilderness 20,420
Weber-Menefee Mountain Proposed Wilderness 14,339
West Elk Addition Proposed Wilderness 6,846
Total 741,607