Gold Standard Site

Waterton Canyon

Littleton, CO

Waterton Canyon became a Gold Standard designated site in October 2023.

“The Leave No Trace Gold Standard certification is such an important designation, representing Denver Water’s commitment to protecting the wondrous natural environment in Waterton Canyon,” said Danielle Compton, Denver Water Recreation Ranger in Waterton Canyon. “With more than 100,000 visitors a year to a place where the Denver metro area meets Colorado’s back country, Waterton Canyon is a perfect location to educate the public on ways to recreate responsibly outdoors to ensure healthy watersheds and environments for generations to come. We’re so proud to partner with Leave No Trace as we work to protect the canyon, keeping this important watershed wild, beautiful and safe for humans and wildlife alike.”

Waterton Canyon is the first public utility site to receive this designation


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