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Cucharas Canyon ACEC

Cucharas Canyon

Location:    Front Range District, Royal Gorge Field Office, Huerfano County

Size:    1,866 acres

Designated:   1996 Royal Gorge Land Use Plan

Land Manager:    Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office


Located along the Cucharas River near Walsenberg on Colorado's eastern plains, this ACEC provides opportunities for hiking and horseback riding in a scenic canyon. Cultural sites scattered throughout the ACEC reflect the importance of the area to Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers.


Royal Gorge Field Office  |  3028 East Main Street  |  Cañon City, Colorado 81212
719-269-8500  |  Fax 719-269-8599