August 21, 2017

Colorado Day: Free Entry to State Parks + History Museums (Monday)

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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

We may be just hours from the weekend, but if you live in or near Colorado, why not extend your weekend one more day through Monday. Colorado Day is Monday, August 1, so outdoorsy types can enjoy free entrance to all 42 state parks. It’s a great opportunity to take your kids fishing, hiking on the trails or even just picnicking for free.

Here a few Colorado State Parks worth checking out on Monday:

  • Barr Lake State Park (Brighton): Get in free, then enjoy guided hikes and other activities, snacks, speakers, giveaways and more between 9 a.m. and noon. This event is sponsored by The North Face, American Hiking Society, Leave No Trace and various local partners.
  • Cherry Creek State Park (Aurora): Enjoy various hiking trails with your kids through grasslands, cottonwood trees and marshes. You can also see mule deer and great horned owls year-round. Enjoy interpretive nature walks with park rangers, a swim beach and horseback riding too. Take a look at the park brochure and map.
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park (Golden): Just 30 miles from Denver, Golden Gate Canyon State Park is dense with wildlife, including moose, bighorn sheep, beavers and various birds and waterfowl. Enjoy hiking, biking, picknicking and fishing with your family. On weekends, you can also enjoy campfire presentations.

Many Colorado State Parks also offer programs and activities specifically for kids, such as a Junior Ranger program, which is offered in many state parks, including Jackson Lake State Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park and Eleven Mile State Park through August.

Can’t make it to a Colorado State Park on Monday? Then stop by a participating The North Face retailer and get a Free State Park Day Pass as well as an Activity Guide with any The North Face purchase as part of the Explore Your Parks program. These passes may be used at any time.

If it’s more your style to stay indoors, just mention Colorado Day at any History Colorado Museum to get free admission on Monday. Museums include the Byers-Evans House Museum, Fort Garland Museum and Ute Indian Museum, among others.

Have you visited any Colorado State Parks? Do you have any that stand out as favorites? I’d love to hear your feedback.

Comments

  1. Colorado Travel says:

    Free entry is always good, is this an annual thing or just a one time thing?

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