President Obama will soon designate the pristine landscape of Browns Canyon, Colorado as a National Monument, pleasing local anglers, hikers, and hunters.
This week, President Obama will designate Browns Canyon, found in central Colorado, as a National Monument.
After several years of grassroots work by Trout Unlimited and its partners, the awe-inspiriting landscape of Browns Canyon along the Gold Medal waters of the Arkansas River will be protected for generations to come.
The National Monument status of Browns Canyon was spurred by local anglers, hunters, visitors, and volunteers who helped introduce a legislative bill in Congress, that until recently, was stalled continuously to no avail.
President Obama has utilized the Antiquities Act to declare a Browns Canyon National Monument, making great rafting, fishing, and hunting opportunities more available for visitors from near and far. The best way to access Browns Canyon is by hiking or floating into its breathtaking scenery abundant with big horn sheep, mule deer, elk, and black bears.
Browns Canyon covers over 22,000 acres and borders true Arkansas River in the center of the Mile High State.