Dominguez – Escalante National Conservation Area


Dominguez – Escalante National Conservation Area
Bridgeport Rd
Whitewater, CO 81527
(970) 244-3000
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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.