RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) celebrates Colorado’s acceptance into statehood with free access to all Colorado state parks on Monday.
Colorado was first recognized as a state Aug. 1, 1876.
“The preservation of beautiful places for everyone to enjoy is a uniquely American concept,” said CPW Parks and Outdoor Recreation Assistant Director Ken Brink. “The outdoors is the fabric of who we are in Colorado.”
Most Coloradans live less than 30 minutes from a state park. Go to cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Pages/parkMap.aspx to locate a state park near you where you can enjoy the outdoors by biking a trail or hiking with the kids.
Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit.
Folks can celebrate the statehood of Colorado with CPW’s natural resources at one of 42 quality state parks or 300 state wildlife areas.