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Colorado  Plateau  FAQ

FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A What and where is The Colorado Plateau?
B What is the "Laramide Orogeny"?   (Nothing to do with activities between consenting adults)
C What is "The Grand Staircase" on The Colorado Plateau?
D What "National Parks" are located on The Colorado Plateau?
E What "National Monuments" are located on The Colorado Plateau?
F Is "Monument Valley" a National Park?    (No - it is a part of the Navajo Nation Tribal Park System)
G What "National Forests" are located on The Colorado Plateau?
H What National Recreation Areas are located on The Colorado Plateau?
J What Federal Recreation Areas are located on The Colorado Plateau?
K What "Wild & Scenic Rivers" are located on The Colorado Plateau?
L What "National Natural Landmarks" are located on The Colorado Plateau?
M What "State Parks" are located on The Colorado Plateau?
N What Waterfalls are located on The Colorado Plateau?
P What are the County Governments of Arizona?
Q What are the County Governments of Colorado?
R What are the County Governments of New Mexico?
S What are the County Governments of Utah?
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B

National Parks on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Arches National Park Utah
2 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Colorado
3 Bryce Canyon National Park Utah
4 Canyonlands National Park Utah
5 Capitol Reef National Park Utah
6 Chaco Canyon National Historic Park New Mexico
7 Grand Canyon National Park Arizona
8 Mesa Verde National Park Colorado
9 Petrified Forest National Park Arizona
10 Zion National Park Utah
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C

National Monuments on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Aztec Ruins National Monument New Mexico
2 Bandelier National Monument New Mexico
3 Canyon De Chelly National Monument Arizona
4 Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Colorado
5 Cedar Breaks National Monument Utah
6 Chimney Rock National Monument Colorado
7 Colorado National Monument Colorado
8 Dinosaur National Monument Colorado/Utah
9 El Malpais National Monument New Mexico
10 El Morro National Monument New Mexico
11 Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Utah
12 Grand Canyon Parshant National Monument Arizona
13 Hovenweep National Monument Colorado
14 Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument New Mexico
15 Montezuma Castle National Monument Arizona
16 Natural Bridges National Monument Utah
17 Navajo National Monument Arizona
18 Petroglyph National Monument New Mexico
19 Pipe Spring National Monument Arizona
20 Rainbow Bridge National Monument Utah
21 Sunset Crater National Monument Arizona
22 Timpanogos Cave National Monument Utah
23 Tuzigot National Monument Arizona
24 Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Arizona/Utah
25 Walnut Canyon National Monument Arizona
26 Wupatki National Monument Arizona
27 Yucca House National Monument Colorado
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D

Navajo Nation Tribal Parks on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Antelope Canyon Tribal Park Arizona
2 Bowl Canyon Tribal Park Arizona
3 Four Corners Monument AZ,CO,NM,UT
4 Little Colorado River Tribal Park Arizona
5 Monument Valley Tribal Park Arizona, Utah
6 Window Rock Tribal Park Arizona
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E

National Forests on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Arizona
2 Ashley National Forest Utah
3 Carson National Forest New Mexico
4 Cibola National Forest New Mexico
5 Coconino National Forest Arizona
6 Dixie National Forest Utah
7 Fishlake National Forest Utah
8 Grand Mesa National Forest Colorado
9 Gila National Forest New Mexico
10 Gunnison National Forest Colorado
11 Kaibab National Forest Arizona
12 Manti-La Sal National Forest Utah
13 Prescott National Forest Arizona
14 San Juan National Forest Colorado
15 Santa Fe National Forest New Mexico
16 Tonto National Forest Arizona
17 Uncompahgre National Forest Colorado
18 Uinta National Forest Utah
19 White River National Forest Colorado
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F

National Recreation Areas on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Curecanti National Recreation Area Colorado
2 Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area Utah, Wyoming
3 Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Arizona, Utah
4 Lake Mead National Recreation Area Arizona, Nevada
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G

Federal Recreation Areas on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Paria River/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Arizona
2 Virgin River Canyon R.A. Arizona
3 Eagle River SRMA Colorado
4 Dominiquez Escalante National Conservaton Area Colorado
5 McIinnis Canyons National Conservation Area Colorado
6 Hartman Rocks Recreation Area Colorado
7 Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area Colorado
8 Upper Colorado River Recreation Area Colorado
9 Angel Peak Recreation Area New Mexico
10 Cabezon Peak Recreation Area New Mexico
11 Datil Well Recreation Area New Mexico
12 Glade Run Recreation Management Area New Mexico
13 Negro Canyon New Mexico
14 Simon Canyon Recreation Area New Mexico
15 The Box R.A. New Mexico
16 Beaver Dam N.C.A. Utah
17 Book Cliffs Utah
18 Calf Creek Recreation Area Utah
19 Canyon Rims SMRA Utah
20 Canyons of the Escalante / Burr Trail R.M.A. Utah
21 Colorado Riverway SRMA Utah
22 Dark Canyon Utah
23 Desolation Canyon R.A. Utah
24 Factory Butte Utah
25 Fantasy Canyon Utah
26 Fisher Towers Utah
27 Grand Gulch / Cedar Mesa SRMA Utah
28 Indian Creek Utah
29 Labyrinth Canyon R.A. Utah
30 Little Sahara R.A. Utah
31 Nine Mile Canyon. Utah
32 Price Canyon R.A. Utah
33 Red Cliffs National Conservation Area Utah
34 San Rafael Swell R.A. Utah
35 Sand Flats R.A. Utah
36 Sand Wash R.A. Utah
37 Westwater Canyon Utah
38 White River R.A. Utah
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H

Wild & Scenic Rivers on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Verde River Arizona
2 Fossil Creek Arizona
3 East Fork Jemez River New Mexico
4 Pecos River New Mexico
5 Rio Chama River New Mexico
6 Rio Grande River New Mexico
7 Virgin River and tributaries Utah
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J

National Natural Landmarks on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Barringer Meteor Crater Arizona
2 Comb Ridge Arizona
3 Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees Arizona
4 Kaibab Squirrel Area Arizona
5 Ghost Ranch New Mexico
6 Grants Lava Flow New Mexico
7 Shiprock New Mexico
8 Valles Caldera New Mexico
9 Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Utah
10 Joshua Tree Natural Area Utah
11 Little Rockies Utah
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K

State Parks on the Colorado Plateau

Location

1 Dead Horse Ranch State Park Arizona
2 Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area Arizona
3 Fort Verde State Historic Park Arizona
4 Homolovi Ruins State Park Arizona
5 Jerome State Historic Park Arizona
6 Lyman Lake State Park Arizona
7 Red Rock State Park Arizona
8 Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Arizona
9 Slide Rock State Park Arizona
10 Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Arizona
11 Colorado River State Park Colorado
12 Crawford State Park Colorado
13 Harvey Gap State Park Colorado
14 Highline Lake State Park Colorado
15 Lone Mesa State Park Colorado
16 Mancos Lake State Park Colorado
17 Navajo State Park Colorado
18 Paonia State Park Colorado
19 Ridgeway State Park Colorado
20 Rifle Falls State Park Colorado
21 Rifle Gap State Park Colorado
22 Swietzer Lake State Park Colorado
23 Vega State Park Colorado
24 Bluewater Lake State Park New Mexico
25 El Vado State Park New Mexico
26 Fenton Lake State Park New Mexico
27 Heron Lake State Park New Mexico
28 Navajo Lake State Park New Mexico
29 Rio Grande Nature Center New Mexico
30 Anasazi State Park Utah
31 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Utah
32 Dead Horse Point State Park Utah
33 Escalante State Park Utah
34 Edge of the Cedars State Park Utah
35 Fremont Indian State Park Utah
36 Goblin Valley State Park Utah
37 Goosenecks State Park Utah
38 Green River State Park Utah
39 Gunlock State Park Utah
40 Huntington State Park Utah
41 Frontier Homestead State Park Utah
42 Kodakchrome Basin State Park Utah
43 Millsite State Park Utah
44 Otter Creek State Park Utah
45 Palisade State Park Utah
46 Piaute State Park Utah
47 Quail Creek State Park Utah
48 Red Fleet State Park Utah
49 Sand Hollow State Park Utah
50 Scofield State Park Utah
51 Starvation State Park Utah
52 Steinaker State Park Utah
53 Snow Canyon State Park Utah
54 Territorial Statehouse State Park Utah
55 Utah Field House of Natural History Utah
56 Utah Lake State Park Utah
57 Yuba State Park Utah
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