The Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness proposal area covers 22,000 acres of federally and state-managed public land in Chaffee County, Colorado. The area consists of the riparian corridor, stunning rock spires, hoodoos, and granite outcroppings. The overwhelming majority of visitors to this treasured Chaffee County landscape never set foot on a trail anyway. They merely hop in a rubber raft or kayak and paddle the Arkansas River as it flows south past the Collegiate Peaks toward Salida.
Location: Approximately 7 miles south of Buena Vista, off of U.S. Hwy 24
Allowed uses: hiking, horseback riding, rafting
Season: Year round