DENVER—Visitors to the 42 Colorado State Parks will receive free admission on Monday, Aug. 4, to celebrate Colorado Day, which was established by the state legislature in 1988 to recognize Colorado’s acceptance into the union in 1876. “Colorado State Parks offer diverse recreational experiences in a wide variety of spectacular natural locations and Colorado Day is a great opportunity to enjoy the state's beauty,” said Dean Winstanley, director of Colorado State Parks.
Colorado State Parks provides exceptional settings for renewing the human spirit through recreation that creates rich traditions with family and friends. Those experiences promote stewardship of the state's natural resources. Park employees and volunteers work together with community partners to provide outstanding customer service through recreational programs, amenities and services.
The state parks throughout Colorado showcase the state’s diverse landscape, from the prairies on the plains at John Martin State Park to the alpine beauty at Sylvan Lake State Park to the unique geological landscape at Roxborough State Park. There are multiple recreational opportunities at all Colorado State Parks, including bird and wildlife viewing, boating, jet skiing, sail boarding, water skiing, swimming, fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, OHV riding and many more. Celebrate Colorado Day with us at a state park for a fun-filled day that the entire family can share and enjoy.
All other fees will remain in effect on Aug. 4. For more information about our passes, call (303) 866-3437 or visit: http://parks.state.co.us/ParksPasses.