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 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 State Parks
Home to over 40 State Parks. Colorado’s state parks offer some of the best outdoor recreation in all of the U.S., including Camping, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and water sports. It’s all here and much more, often just a short drive from Denver. Plan your trip with a free visitor’s guide. Take time to check out at least a few of these amazing natural wonders. Check out our State Park’s Guide to find more details about each park.
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 the central rocky mountain region of Colorado. National forests provide an abundance of wildlife and recreation opportunities.
Colorado has 8.3 million acres of public land and more than 27 million acres of mineral estate. The BLM manages resources and recreational use on these lands.
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