Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Salida, Colorado – Point of Geological Interest G8

kayaking in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Image courtesy of Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Colorado State Parks jointly administer this area, which consists of a 150-mile stretch of the Arkansas River between Leadville and Pueblo. A guided program and a Junior Ranger geology program are offered at Ruby Mountain campground. A rockhounding handout list is available at the visitor center near downtown Salida. AHRA’s naturalist staff trains many of the area’s commercial boatmen about geology and natural history.

Telephone: (719) 539-7289
Web: Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area