History & Area Maps

The proposed Browns Canyon Wilderness was originally presented as 35,000 acres, but it has been scaled back to just over 20,000 acres. The smaller area will be easier to manage and define, with boundaries that generally run alongside existing roads and trails, the Arkansas River, railroad tracks and other readily-recognized features.

When Joel Hefley introduced his Browns Canyon Wilderness legislation, every single member of the Colorado delegation signed on to co-sponsor. This included Tom Tancredo, Marilyn Musgrave, Wayne Allard, Ken Salazar, Mark Udall, John Salazar, and Bob Beauprez.

Maps of the proposed Browns Canyon Wilderness area (click map to enlarge):