Paradise Park Natural Area

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Paradise Park Natural Area
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Paradise Park Natural Area
Location of Paradise Park Natural Area in Colorado
Location Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand County, Colorado, United States
Nearest city Grand Lake, Colorado
Coordinates 40°11′53″N105°43′09″W / 40.19806°N 105.71917°W / 40.19806; -105.71917 Coordinates: 40°11′53″N105°43′09″W / 40.19806°N 105.71917°W / 40.19806; -105.71917
Area6,032 acres (24.41 km2) [1]
Established1983 [1]
Governing body National Park Service

Paradise Park Natural Area is a natural area in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, several miles east of Grand Lake. It protects the upper Paradise Creek basin, encompassing several alpine lakes, alpine meadows, and virgin spruce-fir forest. Paradise Creek contains pure strains of Colorado River cutthroat trout. The area is also adjacent to the Hell Canyon Natural Area in the Indian Peaks wilderness. [1]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Colorado Natural Areas Program". Colorado Parks and Wildlife.