Location: Grand County, within Rocky Mountain National Park
Size: 6032 acres
Land Manager: National Park Service
Paradise Park Natural Area includes 6800 acres of the upper Paradise Creek basin. Numerous alpine and subalpine lakes fill glacially carved depressions along the creek. Pure populations of the rare Colorado River cutthroat trout inhabit the creek. Virgin forests of Engelmann spruce-subalpine fir blanket lower elevations, while scenic alpine meadows occur above treeline. This site is adjacent to the Hell Canyon Research Natural Area on the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest.