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America’s Newest Wilderness

A quick guide to the best acres, trails, and views.

Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness
Land protected 249,339 acres within RMNP(95 percent of the park)
Natural wonder The endangered pika
Champion Colorado Environmental Coalition (ourcolorado.org)
See it now From the Wild Basin trailhead, take Wild Basin Trail to Calypso Cascades Trail. The 4.9-mile out-and-back passes falls and alpine lakes.
Info: nps.gov/rmnp

Dominguez Canyon Wilderness
Land protected 66,280 acres of redrock
Natural wonder Jurassic-era fossils (including pieces of Ultrasaurus, the largest dinosaur ever discovered)
Champion Colorado Environmental Coalition (ourcolorado.org)
See it now Take the Dominguez Trail from the Gunnison River two miles to the confluence of Big and Little Dominguez Creeks to see petroglyphs and falls.
Info: blm.gov/co

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