Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Salida, Colorado – Point of Geological Interest G8
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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