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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Rec Area Description Status
Brannons Bar River Access This access consists of a gravel road down to the Salmon River. A very popular take-out for the Butler and Nordheimer runs and is a popular spot for summertime swimming.
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Bret Point #649 The Bret Point Trail #649 is a steep, short trail which receives most of its use by the range permittees who drive their cattle out on Bret Point.  It is the only designated route providing access to Big Dominguez Canyon from the drainage’s east rim.  The trail descends off the rim at a steep grade along a large draw/canyon that feeds into Big Dominguez Creek.  It continues through large, old growth Ponderosa Pine as well as Douglas Fir and aspen.  At the bottom of the trail near the lower trailhead there are several culturally scarred Ponderosa Pine trees that were utilized by the Ute Indians.  In addition the trail offers scenic vistas of Big Dominguez Creek and La Fair Creek and the impressive canyon wal
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Brice Creek Trailhead Provides access to: Brice Creek Trail No. 1403 which follows Brice Creek for 5.7 miles. Brice Creek Trail is a popular hike that traverses a scenic canyon with numerous small waterfalls, pools, and rocky outposts, the last of which provide spaces for picnicking and sunbathing along the creek.
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Brown's Pass #369 The Brown’s Pass Trail #369 begins at the intersection with the Texas Creek Trail #416 in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness at an elevation of 10,770 feet and ends at the Denny Creek Trailhead on the San Isabel National Forest.  The first 1.8 miles heads south from Texas Creek as ascends to Brown’s Pass at an elevation of 12,040 feet.  At the pass is becomes Brown’s Pass Trail #1442 as in passes into the San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District, and continues to descend for another 3.6 miles to the Denny Creek Trailhead.  There are breathtaking views from the trail of Mt.
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Browns Canyon National Monument

Information coming soon!

Buffalo Pass The Buffalo Pass area has been an increasingly popular dispersed recreation hub, partly because of its proximity to Steamboat Springs. The area, however, was lacking in Forest Service trails for people to enjoy the area, and many user created trails were developed instead. In response, in 2016, the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District conducted an analysis of the potential effects of taking three different alternative actions: no action; closing all user created trails in the area; or constructing new trails and improving the user created trails.
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Buford New Castle Road #245 The Buford New Castle Road is the main thoroughfare across the Flat Tops. The road is graveled and suitable for passenger cars. OHV travel is NOT allowed on the road. The road (shoulder) is approved for biking, horses and foot travel. The road closes at the West Elk Trailhead, also known as the 'gravel pit' or the snowmobile staging area, November 23 annually.  Winter use begins when the snow level is suitable and ends approximately May 20.
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Burnout Cnyn/Upper Electric Lake Scenic Byway Sign  For a description of this site, please contact the Price Ranger District: 435-636-3500.
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Burnt Ridge Road #651.1  Burnt Ridge Road is 7.6 miles. It is opne to vehicles with high clearance, ohv, motorcycle, horse, bicycle and foot traffic.Tthe Connects to #603 and #640.
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Caja Del Rio Area The Caja del Rio area is a lower elevation and drier section of the Santa Fe National Forest.  This is mainly a Piñon-Juniper dominated vegetation zone with areas of sage and mixed grasses.  It is often open for recreational opportunities when the rest of the Forest is snowed over.  Watch for seasonal road closures due to wet and very muddy roads.  It is another good area for solitude and lesser travelled trails. 
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