Debris Flow Hazard Zones
Location: Northwest District, Colorado River Valley Field Office
Size: 6,100 acres
Designated: 1984 Glenwood Springs Land Use Plan
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley Field Office
The 6,100-acre Glenwood Springs Debris Flow Hazard Zones ACEC was designated to ensure public safety because the area is prone to mass wasting processes. Additionally, debris flows, slump, and rock fall pose threats to lives and property in the area. The ACEC also contains a genetically pure population of native, wild, naturally-reproducing Colorado River cutthroat trout identified as a core conservation population in Mitchell Creek.