Dominguez Canyon Wilderness

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dominguez Canyon Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Dominguez Creek waterfall.jpg
Dominguez Creek waterfall
Map showing the location of Dominguez Canyon Wilderness
Map showing the location of Dominguez Canyon Wilderness
Location Mesa / Delta counties , Colorado, USA
Nearest city Grand Junction, CO
Coordinates 38°45′00″N 108°25′00″W / 38.75000°N 108.41667°W / 38.75000; -108.41667Coordinates: 38°45′00″N 108°25′00″W / 38.75000°N 108.41667°W / 38.75000; -108.41667
Area 66,280 acres (268.2 km2)
Established 2009
Governing body Bureau of Land Management

The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located southeast of Grand Junction in western Colorado. The 66,280-acre (268.2 km2) wilderness area established in 2009, the largest BLM roadless area in the state of Colorado, includes two major canyon systems that drain the northeastern corner of the Uncompahgre Plateau. The Wilderness Area is a portion of the larger Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, 209,610-acre (848.3 km2) in size.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dominguez Canyon Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dominguez Canyon Wilderness". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved August 9, 2012.