Paradise Park Natural Area

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Paradise Park Natural Area
Map showing the location of Paradise Park Natural Area
Map showing the location of Paradise Park Natural Area
Location of Paradise Park Natural Area in Colorado
LocationRocky Mountain National Park, Grand County, Colorado, United States
Nearest cityGrand Lake, Colorado
Coordinates40°11′53″N 105°43′09″W / 40.19806°N 105.71917°W / 40.19806; -105.71917Coordinates: 40°11′53″N 105°43′09″W / 40.19806°N 105.71917°W / 40.19806; -105.71917
Area6,032 acres (24.41 km2)[1]
Established1983[1]
Governing bodyNational Park Service

Paradise Park Natural Area is a natural area in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, several miles east of Grand Lake. It protects the upper Paradise Creek basin, encompassing several alpine lakes, alpine meadows, and virgin spruce-fir forest. Paradise Creek contains pure strains of Colorado River cutthroat trout. The area is also adjacent to the Hell Canyon Natural Area in the Indian Peaks wilderness. [1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Colorado Natural Areas Program". Colorado Parks and Wildlife.