Colorado National Parks

Colorado is home to four National Parks:

1.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Gunnison, Colorado (

Tomichi Point–Credit: NPS/Lisa Lynch photo

2.  Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Mosca, Colorado

Panorama from Star Dune–Credit: NPS photo

3.  Mesa Verde National Park in Mesa Verde, Colorado

Balcony House Courtyard–Credit:  NPS photo

4.  Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado

We feel blessed to live in a state that boasts such beauty.  Got summer plans?  How about visiting one of these beautiful National Parks?

Fee Free Days in 2012
The National Park Service will offer the following Fee Free Days this year:

  • January 14-16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend)
  • April 21-29 (National Park Week)
  • June 9 (Get Outdoors Day)
  • September 29 (Public Lands Day)
  • November 10-12 (Veterans Day weekend)

Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions are not affected by the entrance fee waiver on Fee Free Days.

A helpful tip:  We have bought numerous America the Beautiful National Parks Pass(es) from REI (  If you plan on going to more than one National Park in a year this pass will end up paying for itself.

Have you been to any National Parks in Colorado?  How many National Parks have you visited in a year?  We visited the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon in a week.  That week my husband proposed at the Grand Canyon North Rim.:)


6 thoughts on “Colorado National Parks

    • I was just telling my husband tonight that we need to get moving. So much going on in Denver that we haven’t driven out of the city limits in days. I can’t wait to get my own pictures of these great places.

  1. After spending the past 2 weeks in Illinois, I can’t wait to get out and enjoy our home state of Colorado. We are lucky to live here 🙂

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