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May 16, 2024

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Front Range Public Land Agencies Aim to Provide New Visitors with Outdoor Knowledge and Location Options

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Boulder County Open Space

For Immediate Release


Media ContactVivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Front Range Public Land Agencies Aim to Provide New Visitors with Outdoor Knowledge and Location Options.
An interactive map provides easy-to-view outdoor options

Key points:

As summer approaches, visitors can face crowded outdoor sites, prompting the need for alternative options.
NoCo Places introduces a digital tool to offer land stewardship guidance and suggest alternative destinations during peak times.
The interactive map by NoCo Places highlights great places to visit and is available in English and Spanish.
To receive this information in another language, contact Vivienne Jannatpour at 303-678-6277 or

Boulder County, Colo. - NoCo Places, a collaboration of eight federal, state, and county land management agencies in north-central Colorado, has created a new digital tool to share land stewardship tips with new visitors and to provide alternative locations when areas are busy. The agencies that make up NoCo Places want public lands visitors to know and understand the unique conditions they might find in Colorado, and how they can enjoy the outdoors while leaving it as they found it for the next person.With summer just around the corner, it’s helpful for visitors to know alternatives when their desired outdoor recreation destination is full or booked. For example, Rocky Mountain National Park begins its timed entry reservation system on May 24, some state parks reach capacity by 9 a.m., and smaller county parks closer to the Denver Metro area often have full parking lots all day long. Visitors to the region can save time and frustration by knowing options and alternative places to visit.The new digital tool is an interactive map from NoCo Places that provides a view of selected public lands in the region, key information about those areas, and links to the official information page of the managing agency. In addition, the map has stewardship best practices and explanations for why visitors are asked to engage in certain behaviors, as well as interesting facts about Colorado flora, fauna, and geology. The map is available in both English and Spanish.View the interactive Northern Colorado Front Range map in English and in Spanish.

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This content is part of a broader effort by NoCo Places to address the challenges of high visitation in northern Colorado’s foothills and mountains. NoCo Places is committed to sustainable solutions, equitable actions, and beneficial land management practices for the long-term conservation of public lands in Colorado and the quality of the visitor experience.Learn more about NoCo Places.

Media Contacts:

Vivienne Jannatpour, Boulder C​ounty Parks & Open Space, 303-678-6277

Megan Hiler, Clear Creek County, 970-409-2784

Melanie Bleyler, Gilpin County, 720-296-8537

Matt Robbins​, Jefferson County Open Space, 303-271-5902

Korrie Johnston, Larimer County Natural Resources, 970-619-4561

Kara Van Hoose, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 303-829-7143

Kyle Patterson, Rocky Mountain National Park, 970-586-1363

Reid Armstrong, U.S. Forest Service, 970-222-7607​