By receiving this highest standard of recognition, Gold Standard Sites are exemplary models, encouraging other public lands to ensure that Leave No Trace education is part of everyone’s experience when spending time outdoors. Learn more about what it means to be a Gold Standard Site here.


2023 Season Updates
  • North Slope Recreation Area is closed for the 2023 season.
  • Colorado Springs Utilities is preparing to rehabilitate the dam at South Catamount Reservoir. Construction activity will span the 2024-2025 seasons. Learn more about the project by visiting South Catamount Dam Rehabilitation Project (