COLORADO

 

Bent's Old Fort NHS
La Junta, CO

Bent's Old Fort lies 8 miles east of La Junta and 15 miles west of Las Animas on route 124.  The stamp is in the visitor center, next to the parking lot.

Black Canyon of The Gunnison NM
Montrose, CO

Shortly after I visited, Black Canyon was bumped up from National Monument to National Park status.  This stamp was located in the visitor center at Gunnison Point, on the south rim of the canyon.

Colorado NM
Fruita, CO

There are two entrances to Colorado National Monument.  The West (Fruita) Entrance is closer to the visitor center.  From I-70, take exit 19 and drive south on route 340 for two miles.  The visitor center and the stamp are a few winding miles from the entrance.

Curecanti NRA
Gunnison, CO

I found this stamp at the Lake Fork Information Center, located just east of the Blue Mesa Dam. Drive west on US-50 from the town of Sapinero to get there.  There is probably also a stamp at the Elk Creek Visitor Center, on the eastern end of Blue Mesa Lake.

Dinosaur NM
Dinosaur, CO

Dinosaur has two visitor centers - one in Utah, and this one, just about two miles east of the town, right along US-40.

Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Florissant, CO

Take US-24 west from Colorado Springs.  The site is two miles south of the town of  Florissant, on Teller County Road 1.  The stamp is in the visitor center, to the left as you enter the building.

Great Sand Dunes NM
Mosca, CO

 
The tallest sand dunes in North America are located in the San Luis Valley, 38 miles northeast of Alamosa.  From US-160, take route 150 19 miles north to the park entrance. The visitor center is another 1.5 miles and the stamp is inside. Shortly after I visted this site was bumped up to National Park status.

Mesa Verde NP
Mesa Verde, CO

The entrance to Mesa Verde is along US-160, about 8 miles east of Cortez.  But the Far View Visitor Center is a long, winding drive into the park.

Rocky Mountain NP
Estes Park, CO

There are four visitor centers in Rocky Mountain National Park.  But I think they may all have the same stamp.  I got this one at the Alpine Visitor Center 11,796 feet above sea level.

Yucca House NM
Cortez, CO

This may be the toughest stamp to obtain.  Read my trip report from Day 36 to see how to get this stamp and, more importantly, how to earn it.

 


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