Gilpin County Historic Courthouse front porch/entrance will be closed May 16 to June 17. Signs will redirect visitors.


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NoCo Places. A common voice for public lands.

NoCo Places: A Common Voice for Public Lands

Eight county, state, and federal public land agencies from north-central Colorado are actively collaborating on ways to address the challenges the mountains and foothills in this region are facing from high visitation and a growing population. We are committed to sustainable solutions, equitable actions, and beneficial land management practices for the long-term conservation of Colorado’s public lands and the quality of the visitor experience.

The collaborating agencies include Gilpin County, Clear Creek County, Jefferson County Open Space, Boulder County Parks & Open Space, Larimer County Natural Resources, The US Forest Service, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

NoCo Places Spring Common Messaging Campaign

NoCo Places has created a new digital tool to share land stewardship tips with visitors and to provide alternative locations when areas are busy. With summer just around the corner, it’s helpful for visitors to know alternatives when their desired outdoor recreation destination is full or booked. Visitors to the region can save time and frustration by knowing options and alternative places to visit.

The new digital tool is a story map and interactive map 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 Map

May 15, 2024 Press Release: Front Range Public Land Agencies Aim to Provide New Visitors with Outdoor Knowledge and Location Options

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Learn more by visiting the NoCo Places website or reviewing the following materials: