Places like Browns Canyon are an important part of many Coloradoans’ personal identity, and
attract and retain talented individuals to the region to enjoy a high quality of life. By preserving
this incredible landscape that surrounds the river, we can ensure that visitors continue to
benefit from inspiring recreational experiences, and continue to sustain and grow our local and
The Browns Canyon area is comprised of roughly 23,000 acres of Forest Service and BLM land
and is renowned for offering a range of year-round opportunities for experiencing Colorado’s
outdoors such as hiking, hunting, fishing, whitewater boating, wildlife viewing or simply enjoying
the spectacular scenery. For over a decade, there have been bipartisan efforts to protect this
unique area, and therefore I urge you today to work to finally ensure this area receives the
protection it deserves.
Browns Canyon is a national treasure which deserves to be permanently protected to both
ensure that the area will remain open to outdoor recreational pursuits and to preserve
Colorado’s outdoor legacy for future generations. Our great state of Colorado benefits greatly
from tourists that come to this area to visit unique places like Browns Canyon. I strongly
support permanent protection of Browns Canyon.