The plan to turn one of the most popular rafting sites in Colorado into a National Monument gets one step closer.
For three decades one of the most popular rivers in Colorado has flowed through an uncertain future but one senator wants to turn it into a national monument.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall says he wants the public to help him craft legislation that would create wilderness and national monument designations for two popular recreation areas in Colorado.
Conservationists and some Colorado Democrats are praising the choice of four areas in the state that President Barack Obama’s administration says should receive wilderness or conservation protection.
Rafters and kayakers are already starting to take advantage of above-average flows on Colorado rivers despite the fickle weather.