Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Secretaries Salazar, LaHood, and Governor Hickenlooper to Make Major Funding Announcement about Colorado's Rocky Mountain Greenway
Will also Celebrate Recent Expansion of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – On February 18, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to make a major announcement about the Rocky Mountain Greenway.
The Rocky Mountain Greenway is a proposed trail and open space network that will connect hundreds of miles of trails in the Denver metropolitan area. Part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Program, the Greenway will create an uninterrupted link between three urban national wildlife refuges – Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Rocky Flats, and Two Ponds – as well as Rocky Mountain National Park and community trail systems.
The event will also be a celebration of a recent expansion that added 1,200 acres of vital wildlife habitat to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
WHO: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
Local Officials and Partners
WHEN: Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 2pm MST
WHERE: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
6550 Gateway Road
Commerce City, CO 80022
From 1-70: Take Quebec Street exit north. Turn right on Prairie Parkway. Turn left on Gateway Road and follow to Refuge entrance.