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Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area.
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area.

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The NCA, which includes the 66,280-acre Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, was created by the 2009 Omnibus Public Lands Management Act. Red-rock canyons and bluffs hold geological and paleontological resources spanning 600 million years, as well as many cultural and historic sites from the past 10,000 years. The Escalante Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Little Dominguez Creek, and Big Dominguez Creek all tumble through canyons that empty the eastern Uncompahgre Plateau to the Gunnison River, which flows nearly 30 miles through this beautiful desert landscape. Along with impressive scenery, the area is home to a variety of wildlife.


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Hiking. Horseback riding. Mountain biking. Camping. Fishing. Hunting. Historical Site. Watchable Wildlife. Rock climbing. Rafting.Off-Highway Vehicles.

National Conservation Area Information

  • Established: March 30, 2009
  • Size: 210,172 acres

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Contact Information

  • Dominguez-Escalante NCA
    Bureau of Land Management
    2815 H Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Phone: (970) 244-3000


 
Last updated: 06-08-2015