Colorado, Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

State: Colorado

Known for its herds of desert bighorn sheep and ancient rock art, the 210,000-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA) encompasses serpentine redrock sandstone canyons that slice deeply into some of the wildest areas of the Uncompahgre Plateau west of Montrose and Delta in Colorado. The 60,000-acre Dominguez Canyon Wilderness is the core of the NCA and protects Big and Little Dominguez canyons and the wildlife and solitude that are found in great abundance there. The Dominguez-Escalante NCA is Colorado's third NCA, following the success of nearby McInnis Canyons and Gunnison Gorge NCAs, all of which include wilderness areas at their core.


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