River that could be used for recreation running through Colorado mountains.

NOVEMBER 2018 UPDATE FOR SPORTSMEN: trust lands are not open for hunting unless they listed on the Colorado Parks & Wildlife hunting atlas

State trust lands are not open to public use except when leased to a specific party (private or public).  Any interested party may apply for a recreation lease on state trust land. Common uses include hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.  Recreation leases are also used to accommodate more intense uses such as publically developed shooting ranges.  Applications are evaluated based on compatibility with other existing and/or potential future uses.  Recreation leases are five-years in length and rates are determined based on the intensity and duration of the proposed use.  For questions or assistance, please contact Abraham Medina - Recreation Program Manager at 303-866-3454 ext. 3342 (

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Click here to go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Hunting Atlas interactive map 


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