National and State Parks

National and State Parks in Colorado

Colorado's National Parks 

  • Rocky Mountain National Park - One of the most popular National Parks in the United States (located just 65 miles from Denver).
  • Mesa Verde National Park - located in southwest Colorado. Explore ancient cliff dwelling civilizations from 600 A.D.
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park - Located in the San Luis Valley, southcentral Colorado. The Old Spanish Trail skirts along the southern region. Try sand sledding, skiing and sandboarding. 
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison - Located on the western slope between Grand Junction and Telluride. The park is known for its amazingly narrow canyons, carved over millions of years.

Colorado's State Parks

Home to over 40 State Parks.  Colorado’s state parks offer some of the greatest outdoor recreation in all of the U.S. Camping, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, water sports. It’s all here along with much more, often just a short drive from Denver. Plan your trip with a free visitor's guide.  Take some time to check out at least a few of these amazing natural wonders.

Colorado's National Forest and Grasslands

Explore 11 National Forest and 2 National Grasslands. These large public lands span north to south, mainly located in central rocky mountain region of Colorado. National forest provide an adundence of wildlife and recreation opportunities.

Colorado's BLM

Colorado has 8.3 million acres of public lands and more than 27 million acres of mineral estate. The BLM manages resources and recreational use upon these lands.