Colorado State Parks & National Parks

Woody Guthrie was right: This land really is your land. More than a third of Colorado’s 100,000 square miles belong to the people. Plan a Colorado vacation to discover your land, much of which can be found inside beautiful Colorado National Parks and Colorado State Parks.

Some of the nation’s most remarkable natural landmarks are found within the boundaries of Colorado National Parks and Colorado State Parks

• Crystal-clear lakes and gushing waterfalls in Rocky Mountain National Park
• Red rock formations that rip unexpectedly out of the greenery of Roxborough State Park
• Purple mountain majesty of Pikes Peak in Pike National Forest
• The highest sand dunes in North America at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
• Countless brilliantly colored spires on the Colorado National Monument canyon floor

Not to mention relics found in many of the parks by Colorado’s very ancient inhabitants — fossils in Dinosaur National Monument and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument; and petroglyphs and cliff dwellings left by the Ancestral Puebloans in Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Hovenweep National Monument.

With millions of acres of public lands, Colorado gives you lots of options and lots of room to play. Live your Colorado vacation to the fullest by exploring these parks’ year-round activities: hiking, camping, backpacking, boating, rock climbing, biking, skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, wildlife watching, taking scenic drives and so much more.

A National Parks Pass and a Colorado State Parks Pass is the ticket to endless exploration of your land — the land of Colorado!

Colorado State Parks and National Parks/Lands By the Numbers:
• 42 Colorado State Parks
• 4 National Parks
• 6 National Monuments
• 11 National Forests
• 42 National Wildlife Areas
• 8 National Wildlife Refuges
• 28 National Recreation Trails
• 2 National Grasslands
• 2 National Historic Sites

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