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.