Aiken Canyon Preserve

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Coordinates: 38°37′14″N 104°53′17″W / 38.620624°N 104.88795°W / 38.620624; -104.88795


Aiken Canyon Preserve is a 1,621-acre (6.56 km2) Nature Conservancy-managed state property in Colorado. It is named after Charles Aiken, a U.S. surveyor and ornithologist. There is a four-mile (6 km)-loop hiking trail.[1]

Aiken Canyon is one of the state's Natural Areas and one of The Nature Conservancy protects, an effort that began more than 50 years ago. Its mission is to "preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life of Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive."[2]


  1. ^ Only in Colorado: Aiken Canyon Preserve, 11/27/2011, The Denver Post
  2. ^ "Colorado's Last Great Places" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 10, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2016.

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