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National Parks, Monuments, Grasslands, Historic Sites and Landmarks in Colorado

 
 

2014 National Park Free Days!

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15-17: President's Day Weekend
April 19-20: National Park Week's
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 27: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day Weekend

National Park: These are generally large natural places having a wide variety of attributes, often including significant historic assets. Hunting, mining and consumptive activities are not authorized.

National Monument: The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorized the President to declare by public proclamation landmarks, structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest situated on lands owned or controlled by the government to be national monuments.

National Historic Site: Usually, a national historic sitecontains a single historical feature that was directly associated with its subject. Derived from the Historic Sites Act of 1935, a number of historic sites were established by secretaries of the Interior, but most have been authorized by acts of Congress.

National Natural Landmark: Natural area that has been designated by the Secretary of the Interior to recognize some of the best examples of biological or geological resources in the nation. Some National Natural Landmarks are on land which is privately owned and some are not accessible to the public.

Designated Historic Sites: Businesses listed nearby a National Park or Monument.

Additional Definitions - Types Of Accommodations


Colorado's National Parks Monuments & Grasslands Map
Colorado's National Historic Sites & Landmarks Map

 

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