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Elephant Rocks ACEC

Elephant Rocks

 

Location:    Front Range District, San Luis Valley Field Office

Size:    1,338 acres

Designated:   1991 San Luis Land Use Plan

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


A remnant of the Fish Canyon tuff (late Oligocene, about 28 million years old), with unique rock formations supporting the rare plant, Bill's Neoparrya or Rock-loving Aletes (Neoparrya lithophila). This one-of-a-kind treasure contains traces of the Old Spanish Trail (west fork of north branch) and is rich with cultural sites. It supports ranging herds of pronghorn and mule deer, scenic vistas of the San Luis Valley and surrounding mountain ranges, and terrific recreational opportunities. 

Elephant Rocks is also co-designated as a Colorado Natural Area under the direction of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


BLM San Luis Valley Field Office | 15571 County Road T.5 | La Jara, Colorado 81140 | Phone: 719-274-8971 | Fax 719-274-6301