List of Colorado Natural Areas

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The U.S. State of Colorado has designated 115 natural areas of the state for special protection.[1] The Colorado Natural Areas Program was established in 1977 to preserve and protect special areas of the state with distinctive flora, fauna, ecological, geological, and paleontologic features.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Colorado Natural Areas Program: 2009-2011 Review". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Aiken Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. April 22, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Antero-Salt Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Arikaree River Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. January 13, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Badger Wash Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Blue Mountain Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bonny Prairie Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Boulder Mountain Park Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Brush Creek Fen Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ "California Park Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Castlewood Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Chalk Bluffs Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Colorado Tallgrass Prairie Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Comanche Grassland Lesser Prairie Chicken Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Copeland Willow Carr Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Cross Mountain Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dakota Hogback Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Deer Gulch Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Dome Rock Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Droney Gulch Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 10, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Dudley Bluffs Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  22. ^ "East Sand Dunes Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Elephant Rocks Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Escalante Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Fairview Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Fourmile Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. December 7, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Fruita Paleontological Locality". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Garden Park Fossil Locality". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Gateway Palisade Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Geneva Basin Iron Fens Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Gothic Research Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Gunnison Gravels Research Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Haviland Lake Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. January 17, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  34. ^ "High Creek Fen Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  35. ^ "High Mesa Grassland Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Hurricane Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Indian Spring Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Indian Springs Trace Fossil Locality". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  39. ^ "Irish Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. April 22, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  40. ^ "Jimmy Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  41. ^ "Ken-Caryl Ranch Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  42. ^ "Kremmling Cretaceous Ammonite Locality". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  43. ^ "Limestone Ridge Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  44. ^ "Lookout Mountain Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  45. ^ "Lower Greasewood Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  46. ^ "McElmo Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  47. ^ "Mexican Cut Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  48. ^ "Mini-Wheeler Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  49. ^ "Miramonte Reservoir Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. January 17, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  50. ^ "Mishak Lakes Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  51. ^ "Mount Callahan Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  52. ^ "Mount Callahan Saddle Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  53. ^ "Mount Emmons Iron Fen Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  54. ^ "Mount Goliath Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  55. ^ "Narraguinnep Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  56. ^ "Needle Rock Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  57. ^ "North Park Phacelia Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  58. ^ "Orient Mine Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  59. ^ "Owl Canyon Pinyon Grove Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  60. ^ "Paradise Park Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  61. ^ "Park Creek Hogback Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  62. ^ "Pyramid Rock Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  63. ^ "Rabbit Valley Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  64. ^ "Rajadero Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  65. ^ "Raven Ridge Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  66. ^ "Redcloud Peak Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  67. ^ "Rough Canyon Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  68. ^ "Roxborough Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  69. ^ "Saddle Mountain Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  70. ^ "San Miguel River at Tabeguache Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  71. ^ "Sand Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  72. ^ "Shell Rock Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  73. ^ "Slumgullion Earthflow Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  74. ^ "South Beaver Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  75. ^ "South Boulder Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  76. ^ "South Cathedral Bluffs Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  77. ^ "Specimen Mountain Research Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  78. ^ "Tamarack Ranch Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  79. ^ "Treasurevault Mountain Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  80. ^ "Trinidad K-T Boundary Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  81. ^ "Unaweep Seep Research Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  82. ^ "Wacker Ranch Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  83. ^ "West Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  84. ^ "Wheeler Geologic Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  85. ^ "White Rocks Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  86. ^ "Yanks Gulch/Upper Greasewood Creek Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  87. ^ "Zapata Falls Natural Area". Colorado Department of Natural Resources. February 23, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 

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