If you’ve wanted to pay a visit to Colorado’s national parks, August seems like the perfect time to do it. Not only is it an awesome summer month filled with vacations, but you can visit any of the nation’s national parks for free on these two days.
August 4th is the anniversary of the legislation known as Great American Outdoors Day being signed. The Great American Outdoors Act will enable national parks and other federal lands to repair and upgrade vital infrastructure and facilities that will enrich the visitor experience, protect resources, and enable increased access for all visitors. Thus, all parks will be waive their entry fees for the day, which is great news for the state of Colorado, as there are a ton of amazing national parks in the state to enjoy.
The second upcoming day to gain access to Colorado’s national parks for free is on August 25th, considered the National Parks Service’s 106th birthday. That means access to any of the nation’s 423 national parks for free.
So, which Colorado national parks can you visit? There are 4 stunning and uniquely diverse parks to choose from, each with their own things to do and see.
- Rocky Mountain National Park, known for its stunning views of the panoramic Rockies
- Mesa Verde National Park, known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings
- Great Sand Dunes National Park, known for its huge, towering dunes
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, known for its huge gorge and cliffs and trails
Which national park will you visit?