The Bureau of Land Management works to protect lands so that we may enjoy natural beauty and appreciate the history preserved in its features. Rangely is surrounded by thousands of square miles of BLM lands, including Canyon Pintado National Historic District.
Canyon Pintado National Historic District is a 15-mile long tract of land on Rangely’s south side along the Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway. The district features hundreds of archaeological sites, most deriving from the Fremont (1300 AD) & Ute (1300 – 1881 AD) Native American tribes. This land is home to ancient rock art dating from 150 to 800 years old. Take a ride through this historic area to feel the past come to life. You may want to begin at the South Orientation site as it includes bathrooms, info kiosks, and picnic sites.
More intrepid explorers can find miles of hiking trails available on these lands, but be sure to come prepared with plenty of hydration and sun protection.